How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

How Beautiful We Were

Imbolo Mbue

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional sad slow-paced

565 pages | first published 2020

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From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. "A novel with the richness and power of a great contempor...
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Summary of 930 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
sad 72%
challenging 64%
reflective 57%
dark 47%
tense 27%
informative 20%
inspiring 15%
hopeful 9%
adventurous 6%
mysterious 1%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 44%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 20% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 43% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.02

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