They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez

They Could Have Named Her Anything

Stephanie Jimenez

fiction young adult emotional slow-paced

293 pages | first published 2019

Description

Racism, class, and betrayal collide in this poignant debut novel about restoring the broken bonds of family and friendship. Every morning, seventeen-year-old Maria Anís Rosario takes the subway an hour from her boisterous and close-knit family in...
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Moods

dark 100%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
reflective 50%
sad 50%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.01