The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil

The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart

Chesil with Takami Nieda (Translator)

fiction young adult challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

168 pages | first published 2022

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Now in translation for the first time, the award-winning debut that broke literary ground in Japan explores diaspora, prejudice, and the complexities of a teen girl's experience growing up as a Zainichi Korean, reminiscent of Min Jin Lee's classic...
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Summary of 11 reviews

Moods

emotional 100%
challenging 71%
reflective 71%
sad 71%
informative 42%
inspiring 42%
tense 42%
dark 28%
hopeful 14%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 37%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Average rating

3.75

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