The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Taking of Jake Livingston

Ryan Douglass

246 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction horror lgbtqia+ young adult dark mysterious tense fast-paced

Description

Get Out meets Danielle Vega in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee. Jake Livingston is one of the only black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It's hard enough fitting ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,178 reviews

Moods

dark 91%
tense 62%
mysterious 60%
emotional 44%
adventurous 31%
sad 23%
challenging 18%
hopeful 12%
reflective 11%
funny 7%
inspiring 5%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 44%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 29% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.52

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