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adventurous informative tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


It's a good story, really, but the colonialist language of the narrator and behaviors of the characters, and the shallowness of the characters, don't redeem it enough for me. 

It also feels like a fable, in a way: keep your cool and things will work out. Not a bad thing, but a little trite.

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