Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After

Jacqueline Woodson

176 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction health middle grade sports emotional slow-paced

Description

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies. For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been eve...

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Moods

emotional 92%
sad 71%
reflective 44%
informative 23%
challenging 21%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 13%
dark 6%
tense 6%
funny 2%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 52%
medium 30%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 13% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 46% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.32

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