A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll

fiction childrens contemporary
challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced

192 pages | first published 2020

A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there's more to the story of these 'witches', just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard? A story about friendship, courage and self-belief, perfect for fans of The Goldfish Boy.

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Moods

emotional 84%
inspiring 84%
hopeful 73%
informative 57%
reflective 31%
challenging 28%
funny 26%
lighthearted 18%
sad 15%
adventurous 13%
relaxing 10%
tense 2%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 47%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | N/A: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 31% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.71