Shelter by Jung Yun


Jung Yun

fiction contemporary literary thriller emotional medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2016


Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future. A fe...
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dark 78%
emotional 72%
sad 60%
tense 60%
challenging 36%
reflective 36%
mysterious 9%


medium 75%
slow 15%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 40% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 31%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | No: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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