Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Chain-Gang All-Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

fiction dystopian literary challenging dark tense medium-paced

351 pages | first published 2023

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The explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black, about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own.Lorett...
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Summary of 10 reviews


challenging 87%
dark 87%
tense 87%
emotional 62%
reflective 62%
sad 50%
informative 37%
hopeful 25%


medium 83%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

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