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

Description

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 93%
reflective 73%
sad 45%
hopeful 42%
inspiring 36%
challenging 24%
dark 21%
mysterious 21%
adventurous 9%
informative 8%
tense 6%
funny 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 25%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 5% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | N/A: 4% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.35