The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Taking of Jake Livingston

Ryan Douglass

fiction young adult dark mysterious tense fast-paced

308 pages | first published 2021


Get Out meets Danielle Vega in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee. Jake Livingston is one of the only black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It's hard enough fitting ...
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dark 100%
emotional 100%
tense 85%
mysterious 42%
sad 42%
reflective 28%
challenging 14%
hopeful 14%


fast 71%
medium 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

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