A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll

fiction childrens contemporary middle grade challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced

192 pages | first published 2020

Description

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....
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Moods

emotional 88%
inspiring 76%
hopeful 70%
informative 54%
reflective 42%
challenging 27%
funny 26%
lighthearted 14%
sad 14%
adventurous 10%
relaxing 5%
tense 2%
dark 0%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 47%
slow 0%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 32% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.67