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252 pages | first published 2022

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A spellbinding debut novel tracing three generations of a Southern Black family and one daughter’s discovery that she has the power to change her family’s legacy. Summer 1995: Ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’...
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Summary of 291 reviews

Moods

emotional 92%
reflective 66%
hopeful 50%
sad 47%
challenging 39%
inspiring 33%
dark 32%
tense 20%
funny 9%
informative 6%
adventurous 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 74%
fast 15%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 61% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.36

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