We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

We Are All So Good at Smiling

Amber McBride

320 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction fantasy poetry dark emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

 They Both Die at the End meets The Bell Jar in this haunting, beautiful young adult novel-in-verse about clinical depression and healing from trauma, from National Book Award Finalist Amber McBride.Whimsy is back in the hospital for treatment of ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 126 reviews

Moods

emotional 93%
dark 64%
reflective 59%
sad 59%
challenging 37%
hopeful 33%
inspiring 22%
adventurous 17%
mysterious 17%
tense 16%
informative 3%
funny 2%

Pace

fast 47%
medium 43%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.34

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