The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley

The Robber Girl

Franny Billingsley

416 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction middle grade dark medium-paced


A brilliant puzzle of a book from the author of Chime and The Folk Keeper plunges us into the vulnerable psyche of one of the most memorable unreliable narrators to grace the page in decades. The Robber Girl has a good dagger. Its voice in her hea...

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Community Reviews Summary of 27 reviews


adventurous 75%
mysterious 58%
dark 50%
emotional 50%
hopeful 50%
challenging 41%
inspiring 25%
tense 25%
reflective 16%
funny 8%


medium 54%
slow 36%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 30%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | Yes: 44%

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