Ellie Pillai is Brown by Christine Pillainayagam

Ellie Pillai is Brown

Christine Pillainayagam

400 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional lighthearted medium-paced


My name is Ellie. Ellie Pillai . . . And I suppose I am a little bit weird, but then, aren't we all, just a little bit? Most days, Ellie Pillai is somewhere between invisible, and not very cool - and usually she's okay with that. But suddenly, Ell...

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Community Reviews Summary of 37 reviews


funny 86%
emotional 81%
lighthearted 72%
hopeful 63%
inspiring 45%
reflective 31%
relaxing 22%
sad 13%
adventurous 9%
challenging 9%
dark 4%
informative 4%
tense 4%


medium 71%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | N/A: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 10%

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