Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

fiction Classics Historical
emotional reflective slow-paced

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

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Moods

emotional 92%
reflective 73%
hopeful 50%
challenging 44%
inspiring 31%
sad 28%
adventurous 26%
tense 15%
dark 10%
funny 10%
informative 7%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 32%
fast 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 46% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 17%

Average rating

3.91