Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Long Division

Kiese Laymon

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging funny medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2013

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From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a "funny, astute, searching" (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and co...
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Summary of 861 reviews

Moods

adventurous 73%
mysterious 65%
funny 57%
challenging 53%
emotional 44%
reflective 41%
dark 23%
tense 17%
sad 15%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 6%
informative 4%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 21%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 25% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89

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