Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane

Jessica Anya Blau

320 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

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Description

Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny, wise, and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for--who happen to...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,274 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 65%
funny 60%
emotional 54%
hopeful 46%
reflective 36%
inspiring 27%
adventurous 19%
relaxing 15%
challenging 3%
sad 3%
tense 3%
dark 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 23%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 53% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.13

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