Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

478 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her lifeA girl comes of age against the knife. So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,570 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 80%
dark 67%
reflective 57%
challenging 53%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 24%
tense 23%
adventurous 10%
mysterious 7%
informative 5%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 31%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.5

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