The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Book of Negroes

Lawrence Hill

512 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective medium-paced
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Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom―and of the knowledge, she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,911 reviews

Moods

emotional 81%
sad 74%
informative 55%
dark 52%
challenging 51%
tense 44%
reflective 41%
adventurous 39%
inspiring 37%
hopeful 16%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 18%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 37% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 4%

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