When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

When Women Were Dragons

Kelly Barnhill

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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A rollicking feminist tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are. • The first...
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Summary of 427 reviews

Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 64%
hopeful 48%
inspiring 39%
adventurous 37%
challenging 28%
sad 23%
mysterious 22%
dark 11%
funny 8%
tense 8%
informative 7%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 30%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 44% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17

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