Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After

Jacqueline Woodson

fiction childrens health sports emotional slow-paced

176 pages | first published 2020

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 94%
sad 79%
reflective 40%
informative 25%
hopeful 23%
challenging 15%
inspiring 7%
dark 5%
tense 3%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

fast 46%
medium 31%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 32% | N/A: 2% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.43