Ponti by Sharlene Teo

Ponti

Sharlene Teo

fiction contemporary literary emotional slow-paced

292 pages | first published 2018

Description

2003, Singapore. Friendless and fatherless, sixteen-year-old Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongu...
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Moods

emotional 67%
reflective 67%
sad 50%
dark 32%
mysterious 28%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
tense 7%
adventurous 3%
challenging 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 46%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 9% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 29%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 27% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.39