The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

The Skylarks' War

Hilary McKay

fiction historical emotional slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2018

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Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a bor...
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Summary of 40 reviews


emotional 90%
sad 81%
hopeful 54%
reflective 54%
adventurous 27%
funny 18%
inspiring 9%
lighthearted 9%
relaxing 9%


slow 72%
medium 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | Yes: 44% | N/A: 11%

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