A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts

Paul Tremblay

369 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction horror mystery thriller dark mysterious tense slow-paced
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Description

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness...

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Community Reviews Summary of 12,076 reviews

Moods

dark 96%
tense 70%
mysterious 63%
sad 43%
emotional 39%
challenging 18%
reflective 10%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 25%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 31% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 30% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 27% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.79

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