Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate

fiction historical dark emotional sad tense fast-paced

342 pages | first published 2017

Description

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—un...
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Moods

emotional 86%
sad 80%
dark 45%
informative 32%
reflective 30%
tense 26%
mysterious 24%
hopeful 22%
challenging 21%
inspiring 15%
adventurous 13%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 21%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Plot: 25% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 58% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.18