St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Karen Russell

246 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism short stories adventurous emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

In these ten glittering short stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here, wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns; a family makes its living wrestling alligators in a theme park; and...

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Moods

emotional 59%
mysterious 57%
dark 53%
adventurous 48%
reflective 46%
funny 28%
sad 18%
tense 16%
challenging 12%
lighthearted 8%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 72%
fast 19%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 35% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 32% | No: 18% | N/A: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 21% | No: 13% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 22% | No: 8%

Average rating

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