Bruised by Tanya Boteju

Bruised

Tanya Boteju

fiction lgbtqia+ young adult emotional fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

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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Moods

emotional 82%
hopeful 55%
reflective 37%
inspiring 30%
sad 27%
challenging 25%
dark 20%
adventurous 10%
funny 10%
lighthearted 10%
tense 10%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 35%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Average rating

3.73