Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak

Cirque du Freak #1

Darren Shan

fiction fantasy horror middle grade adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

272 pages | first published 2000

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"In the tradition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampir...
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Summary of 2838 reviews

Moods

dark 78%
adventurous 77%
mysterious 52%
funny 31%
tense 30%
emotional 22%
lighthearted 12%
sad 12%
challenging 7%
relaxing 5%
inspiring 2%
reflective 2%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 72%
medium 25%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 22% | Character: 16% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 37% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.76

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