The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante

The Lost Daughter

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

140 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary dark emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

Leda is devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she fe...

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Moods

reflective 81%
dark 58%
emotional 50%
tense 41%
challenging 27%
mysterious 24%
sad 22%
adventurous 2%
funny 1%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 47%
slow 28%
fast 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | No: 35% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 3%

Average rating

3.8

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