When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

When You Look Like Us

Pamela N. Harris

fiction young adult emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

368 pages


From debut author Pamela Harris comes a timely, gripping teen novel about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where black girls' disappearances are too often overlooked. Perfect for fans of Ja...
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mysterious 73%
emotional 65%
tense 60%
dark 34%
challenging 30%
reflective 26%
hopeful 21%
adventurous 13%
informative 13%
sad 13%
funny 4%
inspiring 4%


medium 64%
fast 24%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 73% | Character: 20% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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