Almost Love by Louise O'Neill

Almost Love

Louise O'Neill

fiction contemporary emotional reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2018


When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worr...
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dark 77%
emotional 77%
sad 77%
challenging 55%
reflective 33%
tense 22%
mysterious 11%


medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 42%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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