Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel by Lynda Barry

Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel

Lynda Barry

320 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction comics young adult dark medium-paced

Description

On a September night in 1971, a few days after getting busted for dropping acid, a sixteen-year-old curls up in the corner of her ratty bedroom and begins to write. Now the truth can finally be revealed about the mysterious day long ago when the ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 354 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
adventurous 62%
funny 62%
emotional 50%
tense 50%
challenging 37%
sad 37%
reflective 25%
mysterious 12%

Pace

medium 87%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 37% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 37% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

4.02

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