The Lightness by Emily Temple

The Lightness

Emily Temple

fiction contemporary young adult dark reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2020

Description

A stylish, stunningly precise, and suspenseful meditation on adolescent desire, female friendship, and the female body that shimmers with rage, wit, and fierce longing—an audacious, darkly observant, and mordantly funny literary debut for fans of ...
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Moods

dark 81%
mysterious 72%
reflective 48%
tense 33%
emotional 30%
challenging 21%
sad 21%
adventurous 18%
informative 9%
funny 3%
hopeful 3%

Pace

slow 56%
medium 37%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 28%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 34% | No: 23% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.48