The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

fiction contemporary literary reflective medium-paced

275 pages | first published 2016

Description

THE MOTHERS is a dazzling debut about young love, a big secret in a small community and the moments that haunt us most. All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might...
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Moods

emotional 86%
reflective 78%
sad 49%
challenging 23%
dark 15%
tense 14%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 3%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 20%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 33% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.0