What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

What We Lose

Zinzi Clemmons

fiction contemporary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

213 pages | first published 2017

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From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age—a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and countryRaised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johan...
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Moods

reflective 84%
sad 81%
emotional 75%
challenging 21%
dark 18%
hopeful 12%
inspiring 6%
tense 6%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 34%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 32% | No: 20% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.63