Boys Don't Cry by Fíona Scarlett

Boys Don't Cry

Fíona Scarlett

238 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

Set in the heart of working-class Dublin, Scarlett's probing, deeply moving dissection of toxic masculinity and the legacy of family violence finds plenty of humour amidst the struggles of its brilliantly drawn protagonists.

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Moods

emotional 95%
sad 88%
reflective 43%
dark 30%
challenging 24%
hopeful 17%
tense 16%
funny 11%
inspiring 11%
adventurous 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 47%
medium 46%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 32% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.28

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