Loner: A Novel by Teddy Wayne

Loner: A Novel

Teddy Wayne

224 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

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From the award-winning author of "The Love Song of Jonny Valentine," a propulsive novel about a meek Harvard freshman who becomes dangerously infatuated with a classmate. David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfu...

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Community Reviews Summary of 528 reviews


dark 96%
tense 51%
challenging 33%
mysterious 18%
reflective 14%
emotional 7%
funny 7%
sad 7%
adventurous 3%


medium 53%
fast 39%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 13%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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