When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

When We Were Birds

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

fiction literary magical realism romance emotional mysterious medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2022

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A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead. In the old house on a hill, where the city meets the rainforest, Yejide’s mother is...
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Summary of 159 reviews

Moods

emotional 73%
mysterious 64%
reflective 49%
dark 45%
sad 31%
tense 28%
hopeful 19%
adventurous 18%
challenging 17%
inspiring 8%
informative 3%
funny 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 34%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 44% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 11% | N/A: 8% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.91

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