A review by tiggerreads
The Fine Print, by Lauren Asher

emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


3.5 out of 5 stars

CW: grief, depression, cancer, death of parent, past verbal abuse by parent, alcohol abuse

So, I saw a review that said that this is a good book for you if you are a Disney adult and I have to agree. Rowan was pretty much a jerk in the beginning. You were able to see that he preferred to shove his emotions down and ignore them from the beginning of the book. Zahra made him feel all sorts of things and see all sorts of things that he wasn't ready for. We learned that Rowan learned to hide his feelings and do things to gain acceptance and approval from his father. I thought it nice that he listened to Zahra about the issues that the general employees had but also went out and talked to them himself. I liked Rowan's presentation. I think it was just the right sort of grovel for Zahra. I liked how Rowan and Zahra were together but I saw how the closer they got Rowan got more frightened of that closeness. This was a good read, but I wasn't blown away.

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