The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

The Ship We Built

Lexie Bean

fiction lgbtqia+ middle grade emotional slow-paced

287 pages | first published 2020


"Sometimes I have trouble filling out tests when the name part feels like a test too. . . . When I write letters, I love that you have to read all of my thoughts and stories before I say any name at all. You have to make it to the very end to know...
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emotional 78%
reflective 73%
hopeful 52%
sad 52%
challenging 31%
dark 10%
informative 10%
inspiring 10%
tense 10%


slow 47%
medium 42%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 33% | No: 8%

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