The Light of the Fireflies by Simon Bruni, Paul Pen

The Light of the Fireflies

Simon Bruni, Paul Pen

fiction mystery thriller dark emotional mysterious medium-paced

338 pages | first published 2013

Description

A haunting and hopeful tale of discovering light in even the darkest of places.For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a ...
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Moods

dark 75%
tense 66%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
sad 50%
challenging 33%
hopeful 8%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 27%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 37% | Character: 37% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 44%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11%

Average rating

3.37