A review by lanie
Emma, by Jane Austen

emotional funny lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Emma by Jane Austen is very slow paced as it follows the protagonist Emma as she experiences the trivialities of everyday life.  In spite of the slow pace, I believe this makes the book all the more interesting as it forces you to become highly familiar with the characters to craft a deep understanding of them.
As you follow Emma throughout the novel, her insight and thoughts keep this read constantly enthralling.
Overall, I really enjoyed this novel, but I do understand that it may not be enjoyable to all due to the length and slow pace. 

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