The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Shokoofeh Azar

fiction literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

8 hours, 20 minutes

Description

Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small villa...
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Moods

emotional 67%
reflective 59%
sad 54%
challenging 53%
dark 43%
mysterious 37%
adventurous 29%
informative 25%
tense 15%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 14%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 39%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 28% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 11% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 26% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.02