Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

The Neapolitan Novels #3

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective medium-paced

418 pages | first published 2013

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Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My...
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Summary of 6577 reviews

Moods

emotional 84%
reflective 81%
tense 37%
challenging 33%
sad 24%
dark 22%
inspiring 11%
adventurous 9%
hopeful 5%
mysterious 5%
informative 4%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 24%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | Yes: 25% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.35

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