At Risk by Alice Hoffman
At Risk

Alice Hoffman

At Risk

Alice Hoffman

275 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction contemporary magical realism emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic comes a "memorable...striking"(Village Voice) novel that vividly portrays an American family shattered by tragedy.Ivan and Polly Farrell have two bright and talented children. Eight-...

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Community Reviews Summary of 257 reviews


sad 100%
emotional 66%
inspiring 66%
challenging 33%
informative 33%


slow 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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