Flamer

Mike Curato

fiction lgbtqia+ young adult
emotional hopeful slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2020

A YA graphic novel about a 14-year-old boy who is bullied at Boy Scout camp, with near-fatal consequences.

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Moods

emotional 95%
hopeful 64%
reflective 48%
inspiring 46%
sad 46%
challenging 37%
dark 28%
tense 17%
adventurous 13%
funny 13%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

fast 44%
medium 41%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 7% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.29