fiction historical challenging informative slow-paced

496 pages | first published 2021

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The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian-- who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times...
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Summary of 2331 reviews

Moods

informative 76%
inspiring 56%
reflective 49%
emotional 40%
challenging 21%
hopeful 19%
adventurous 10%
sad 10%
tense 7%
lighthearted 3%
mysterious 3%
funny 2%
dark 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 41%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 27%

Average rating

3.88

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