Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

480 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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Description

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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Community Reviews Summary of 6,353 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 81%
dark 71%
reflective 56%
challenging 50%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 25%
tense 24%
adventurous 9%
mysterious 7%
informative 5%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 30%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.51

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