Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls #1

Lisa See

fiction historical emotional slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2009

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "A gifted writer . . . explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience."--USA TodayIn 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour...
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Summary of 2829 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
sad 66%
dark 38%
reflective 36%
tense 32%
challenging 26%
inspiring 26%
adventurous 24%
informative 21%
hopeful 15%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 35%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.76

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