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

244 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 91%
mysterious 61%
tense 61%
emotional 44%
adventurous 32%
sad 22%
challenging 18%
hopeful 12%
reflective 12%
funny 7%
inspiring 5%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 44%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

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3.55

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