The Street by Ann Petry

The Street

Ann Petry

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

436 pages | first published 1946

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The Street tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 ...
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Summary of 773 reviews

Moods

sad 70%
emotional 68%
dark 66%
reflective 51%
tense 49%
challenging 41%
informative 13%
mysterious 4%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 25%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 65% | Yes: 22% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.37

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