Bruised by Tanya Boteju

Bruised

Tanya Boteju

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fiction lgbtqia+ young adult emotional fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

Description

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby--from the acclaimed author of Kings, Quee...
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Moods

emotional 78%
hopeful 52%
reflective 39%
inspiring 25%
sad 24%
challenging 20%
dark 19%
funny 13%
tense 12%
adventurous 9%
lighthearted 8%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 37%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 3%

Average rating

3.64