Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler

310 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction fantasy horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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"A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature." -- The Washington Post  This is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 5,937 reviews

Moods

dark 75%
mysterious 60%
tense 53%
adventurous 35%
challenging 34%
emotional 33%
reflective 19%
sad 13%
hopeful 4%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 23%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 22% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 38% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.74

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