The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe

The Girls I've Been

Tess Sharpe

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult dark emotional tense fast-paced

368 pages | first published 2021

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A slick, twisty YA page-turner about the daughter of a con artist who is taken hostage in a bank heist. Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother’s protégé. But when...
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Moods

dark 79%
tense 77%
emotional 55%
adventurous 46%
mysterious 46%
challenging 20%
sad 14%
reflective 12%
funny 11%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 7%
lighthearted 2%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 75%
medium 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Character: 20% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 17% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.31