Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

433 pages | first published 2006

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A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to e...
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Moods

emotional 80%
sad 70%
reflective 53%
informative 51%
dark 49%
challenging 47%
tense 37%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 10%
adventurous 9%
funny 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 34%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 21% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 3%

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4.33

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