Soonchild by Russell Hoban


Russell Hoban with Alexis Deacon (Illustrator), Alexis Deacon (Illustrator)

132 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous slow-paced


Two internationally acclaimed artists create a groundbreaking, genre-defying adventure to transcend time, place, and identity. In the cold north where the white wind blows lives Sixteen-Face John, a shaman. His wife is expecting their first child ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 44 reviews


mysterious 80%
adventurous 60%
emotional 60%
reflective 60%
hopeful 40%
relaxing 40%
challenging 20%
dark 20%
funny 20%
inspiring 20%
lighthearted 20%


fast 60%
medium 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

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