The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Taking of Jake Livingston

Ryan Douglass

fiction horror lgbtqia+ young adult dark mysterious tense fast-paced

308 pages | first published 2021

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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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Moods

dark 94%
tense 68%
mysterious 64%
emotional 49%
adventurous 30%
sad 22%
challenging 17%
hopeful 12%
reflective 12%
funny 7%
inspiring 4%
lighthearted 2%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 46%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 29% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 8% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 8% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.67