The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Hummingbird's Daughter

The Hummingbird's Daughter

Luis Alberto Urrea

528 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction historical magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

The prizewinning writer Luis Alberto Urrea's long-awaited novel is an epic mystical drama of a young woman's sudden sainthood in late 19th-century Mexico.It is 1889, and the civil war is brewing in Mexico. Sixteen year old Teresita, illegitimate b...

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Community Reviews Summary of 724 reviews

Moods

adventurous 65%
reflective 51%
emotional 48%
inspiring 40%
mysterious 40%
hopeful 28%
challenging 25%
funny 25%
dark 20%
informative 20%
sad 17%
tense 17%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 45%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 33% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 34%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 23%

Average rating

4.16

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