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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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Summary of 2605 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 81%
dark 67%
reflective 56%
challenging 53%
inspiring 25%
hopeful 23%
tense 23%
adventurous 9%
mysterious 7%
informative 6%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 31%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 45% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.5

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