A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional sad slow-paced

816 pages | first published 2015

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A Little Life follows four college classmates - broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition - as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride,...
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Summary of 36070 reviews

Moods

sad 94%
emotional 90%
dark 87%
challenging 51%
reflective 46%
tense 39%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 5%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 30%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 89% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.4

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