Bruised by Tanya Boteju

Bruised

Tanya Boteju

336 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ young adult emotional fast-paced

Description

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby--from the acclaimed author of Kings, Quee...

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Community Reviews Summary of 475 reviews

Moods

emotional 86%
hopeful 45%
reflective 39%
sad 26%
inspiring 23%
challenging 21%
dark 20%
funny 16%
tense 15%
adventurous 10%
lighthearted 7%
informative 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 35%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Average rating

3.68

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