Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman

Blue Diary

Alice Hoffman

304 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction contemporary magical realism mystery emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced


From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives an...

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Community Reviews Summary of 361 reviews


emotional 77%
dark 55%
reflective 55%
sad 44%
tense 33%
mysterious 22%
challenging 11%
hopeful 11%
lighthearted 11%
relaxing 11%


medium 55%
slow 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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