The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

The Kindest Lie

Nancy Johnson

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

464 pages | first published 2021

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"The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, what secrets we owe to those we love, and what it means to grow up Black. This beautifully crafted debut will keep you asking these questions and more." --Jod...
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Summary of 1755 reviews

Moods

emotional 84%
reflective 67%
sad 28%
hopeful 25%
tense 21%
challenging 20%
mysterious 9%
inspiring 7%
dark 6%
informative 3%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 30%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 34% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.52

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