Cool. Awkward. Black. by Karen Strong

336 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction short stories young adult adventurous funny inspiring medium-paced

Description

A YA fiction anthology that explores the joys of and multitudes within Black geekhood from a number of Black authors, edited by Karen Strong, with stories by Amerie, Kalynn Bayron, Terry Benton, Roseanne A. Brown, Elise Bryant, Tracy Deonn, Desire...

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Community Reviews Summary of 139 reviews

Moods

adventurous 73%
funny 62%
lighthearted 54%
inspiring 52%
hopeful 49%
emotional 43%
reflective 24%
mysterious 18%
relaxing 11%
challenging 5%
dark 5%
tense 3%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 29%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 14% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 29% | N/A: 16% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 27% | No: 18% | N/A: 15%

Average rating

4.16

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