American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street

Ibi Zoboi

fiction contemporary magical realism young adult emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2017

Description

The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabio...
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Moods

emotional 92%
sad 49%
reflective 40%
dark 36%
tense 36%
hopeful 27%
challenging 21%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 12%
funny 7%
informative 5%
adventurous 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 65%
fast 24%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 29% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 19%

Average rating

3.92