Moon and the Mars by Kia Corthron

Moon and the Mars

Kia Corthron

fiction historical emotional sad slow-paced

585 pages | first published 2021

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The highly anticipated new novel from the winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize examines NYC and America in the burgeoning moments before the start of the civil war through the eyes of a young biracial girl. “Rarely does one enco...
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Summary of 25 reviews


emotional 75%
adventurous 62%
informative 56%
reflective 50%
hopeful 43%
sad 43%
challenging 37%
dark 25%
funny 25%
inspiring 18%
tense 18%
relaxing 6%


medium 68%
slow 25%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 30% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 61% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 15%

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