Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

225 pages first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction young adult mysterious reflective sad medium-paced

Description

With "incantatory prose" that "sweeps over the reader like a dream," (Philadelphia Inquirer), Hoffman follows her celebrated bestseller The Probable Future, with an evocative work that traces the lives of the various occupants of an old Massachuse...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,128 reviews

Moods

emotional 70%
reflective 61%
mysterious 44%
sad 43%
dark 26%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 13%
adventurous 11%
lighthearted 8%
relaxing 8%
challenging 5%
tense 5%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 22%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 25% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.71

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