Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fiction contemporary historical literary challenging emotional slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2003

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Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive a...
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Moods

emotional 84%
reflective 54%
sad 53%
dark 41%
challenging 37%
tense 35%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 14%
informative 7%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 30%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15%

Average rating

4.21