Martin Marten by Brian Doyle

Martin Marten

Brian Doyle

320 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction nature young adult emotional reflective slow-paced


WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as he prefers to call it, like the Multnoma...

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Community Reviews Summary of 124 reviews


reflective 88%
adventurous 66%
hopeful 55%
inspiring 44%
funny 33%
relaxing 33%
emotional 22%
lighthearted 22%
dark 11%
informative 11%
mysterious 11%
sad 11%
tense 11%


slow 62%
medium 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

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