The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

The Grief Keeper

Alexandra Villasante

fiction lgbtqia+ speculative fiction young adult challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2019

Description

This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom.Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen,...
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Moods

emotional 86%
hopeful 50%
sad 50%
reflective 39%
challenging 37%
dark 36%
adventurous 21%
tense 20%
inspiring 15%
informative 7%
mysterious 7%
funny 5%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 72%
fast 20%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | No: 3% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 18%

Average rating

4.14