Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain

James Baldwin

fiction classics historical lgbtqia+ literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

280 pages | first published 1953

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This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin's childhood in Harlem, is an American classic. Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was Baldwin's first major work. With a potent combination of lyrical compass...
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Summary of 3390 reviews

Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 74%
challenging 64%
sad 39%
dark 37%
tense 29%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 6%
informative 5%
mysterious 5%

Pace

slow 60%
medium 37%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 69% | No: 19% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 69% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.99

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