Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

229 pages | first published 2018

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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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Summary of 5392 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
emotional 71%
challenging 68%
reflective 57%
sad 31%
mysterious 27%
tense 26%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 27%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 64% | Yes: 22% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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