Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

229 pages | first published 2018

Description

Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America...
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Moods

dark 89%
emotional 71%
challenging 70%
reflective 58%
sad 32%
mysterious 27%
tense 26%
adventurous 5%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 20% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18