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480 pages | first published 2020

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A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life A girl comes of age against the knife. So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in...
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Moods

emotional 88%
sad 85%
dark 71%
challenging 58%
reflective 58%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 21%
tense 19%
adventurous 10%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 27%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 44% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.52