Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home Is Not a Country

Safia Elhillo

fiction contemporary poetry young adult emotional slow-paced

224 pages | first published 2021

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A mesmerizing novel in verse about family, identity, and finding yourself in the most unexpected places--for fans of The Poet X, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, and Jason Reynolds. Nima doesn't feel understood. By her mother, who grew up f...
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Moods

emotional 95%
reflective 66%
sad 47%
hopeful 35%
inspiring 30%
challenging 26%
dark 23%
mysterious 21%
adventurous 11%
informative 11%
tense 7%
funny 4%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 22%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 8% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 8% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.37