The Bride Test

Helen Hoang

fiction
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

500 pages

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions -- like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better -- that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

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Moods

lighthearted 72%
emotional 63%
hopeful 50%
funny 46%
inspiring 21%
relaxing 14%
reflective 9%
informative 4%
sad 4%
adventurous 2%
challenging 2%
dark 0%
mysterious 0%
tense 0%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 36%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | No: 3% | It's complicated: 0% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.88