Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhà Lại

Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhhà Lại

fiction historical middle grade poetry reflective medium-paced

262 pages | first published 2011

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Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee--fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alab...
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Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 63%
hopeful 55%
inspiring 43%
sad 42%
informative 24%
adventurous 18%
challenging 14%
tense 7%
funny 5%
dark 4%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 60%
medium 31%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 5%

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