The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

The Fountains of Silence

Ruta Sepetys

fiction historical young adult dark emotional informative slow-paced

missing duration info | first published 2019

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of Gener...
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Moods

emotional 74%
informative 61%
reflective 39%
sad 38%
mysterious 37%
dark 36%
hopeful 36%
challenging 26%
adventurous 24%
tense 22%
inspiring 17%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 32%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 31% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.21