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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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adventurous emotional hopeful mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

The Killing Lessons by Saul Black

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

White male author takes a stab at what women feel like while being abducted and raped - misses by a long shot. Casual ableism here and there. He also writes about the experiences of people with biracial parents? Bad. Only good thing is the suspense. 

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The Divines by Ellie Eaton

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reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

Pretty boring and played out. 
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

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challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced

3.75

the saddest.
The Skin We're in: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole

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challenging emotional informative reflective sad slow-paced
Luster by Raven Leilani

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dark funny sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noël

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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adventurous emotional funny mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0