A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

720 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional sad slow-paced

Description

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cr...

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Community Reviews Summary of 47,518 reviews

Moods

sad 94%
emotional 90%
dark 87%
challenging 51%
reflective 46%
tense 39%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 6%
mysterious 5%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 30%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 89% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.39

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