The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

The Kindest Lie

Nancy Johnson

464 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced
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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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Community Reviews Summary of 3,129 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
reflective 68%
sad 28%
hopeful 26%
tense 22%
challenging 20%
mysterious 10%
inspiring 7%
dark 6%
informative 3%
adventurous 2%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 30%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 35% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.52

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