Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2005

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Fledgling, Octavia Butler's new novel after a seven year break, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old ...
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Moods

dark 78%
mysterious 62%
tense 50%
adventurous 40%
challenging 35%
emotional 29%
reflective 16%
sad 9%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
funny 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 23%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 28% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 31% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.69