The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful

Nghi Vo

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2021

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Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society--she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She's also queer,...
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Moods

mysterious 65%
dark 47%
reflective 47%
emotional 43%
tense 21%
sad 18%
adventurous 17%
challenging 15%
funny 3%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 46%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 37% | No: 23%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 27% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.72

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