Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline

278 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

From Christina Baker Kline comes a novel about two women: one about to age out of the foster care system, the other 90 years old and carrying both a tremendous secret and a story of a life formed by a part of American history almost entirely forgo...

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Community Reviews Summary of 10,744 reviews

Moods

emotional 87%
sad 59%
reflective 48%
hopeful 37%
informative 32%
inspiring 29%
adventurous 21%
challenging 19%
dark 18%
tense 9%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 3%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 70%
fast 18%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 40% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 42% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 51% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.02

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