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

Description

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

tense 76%
dark 72%
emotional 57%
adventurous 49%
mysterious 48%
challenging 23%
sad 17%
reflective 13%
funny 12%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 6%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

fast 75%
medium 22%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 26% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.24