Blueback by Tim Winton


Tim Winton

fiction contemporary young adult emotional reflective slow-paced

96 pages | first published 1997

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From the author of the bestselling novel "The Riders" comes a bewitching fable sure to delight readers of all ages. A wise exploration of the difference between the acquisition of information and the quest for knowledge, Tim Winton\'s gem-like eco...
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Summary of 181 reviews


inspiring 86%
emotional 60%
reflective 60%
hopeful 40%
lighthearted 33%
adventurous 26%
relaxing 20%
sad 13%
challenging 6%
informative 6%
tense 6%


medium 46%
fast 40%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 46%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 81% | N/A: 9% | Yes: 9%

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