Hurt You by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

264 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction young adult emotional reflective medium-paced


With echoes of Marijke Nijkamp and Jason Reynolds, acclaimed author Marie Myung-ok Lee’s stunning YA homage to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men tells the tragic story of a Korean-American teen who fights to protect herself and her neurodivergent older ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 17 reviews


emotional 87%
sad 62%
challenging 37%
reflective 37%
dark 12%
informative 12%
tense 12%


medium 62%
fast 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

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