Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

320 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult dark emotional hopeful slow-paced
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*A 2019 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book*A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made OfThe rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,468 reviews

Moods

dark 82%
tense 49%
emotional 40%
adventurous 33%
mysterious 33%
sad 31%
challenging 26%
reflective 17%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%

Pace

slow 38%
medium 33%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 41% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 19% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.32

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