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Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith

annalee's review

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dark hopeful reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.75

selkiemay's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.25

harrietjoseph's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

texashippie's review

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5.0

One of the best books I’ve ever read! It is a very well-crafted, well-written, and beautiful book and such an interesting story. It incorporates Vietnamese folktale and mythology into a modern story of two women who have gone missing.

savanha_reads's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Here- “it’s complicated” is a good thing! This book is akin to Octavia Butler’s work in its ability to weave Vietnamese sociopolitical history, folklore  into a thriller mystery. Absolutely brilliant loved every moment of it. 

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izzyhardern's review against another edition

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will try again but i found it very dense. the concept is so beautiful though

cerysgardner's review

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challenging dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

apoorvakumble's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional informative mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

soundarya's review

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2.0

Great start and ending, wasn't v immersive in the middle though

aimardinli's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5