All the Secrets of the World by Steve Almond

All the Secrets of the World

Steve Almond

416 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical thriller emotional reflective medium-paced


Who pays for the secrets we keep? For the lies we tell ourselves?Lorena Saenz has just been paired with Jenny Stallworth for a school project by a teacher hoping to unite two girls from starkly different backgrounds. Jenny is pretty and popular, a...

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adventurous 100%
mysterious 75%
tense 75%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
reflective 50%
sad 50%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%
informative 25%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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