We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

We Are All So Good at Smiling

Amber McBride

320 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy poetry young adult dark emotional sad 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 1,088 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
dark 65%
sad 61%
reflective 54%
hopeful 36%
challenging 31%
mysterious 25%
inspiring 21%
adventurous 18%
tense 18%
informative 2%

Pace

fast 47%
medium 41%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.06

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