I really dont know where to start. I really love Fingerprints of You.. And to be honest i really wanted to befriend Lemon.. Let me explain why..
At 17I really dont know where to start. I really love Fingerprints of You.. And to be honest i really wanted to befriend Lemon.. Let me explain why..
At 17 years old Lemon is more of an adult than her mother Stella.. Stella is a single mother and not the worlds best role model, shes damaged Stella relies on men to establish her self worth and moves after every break up.. So when Lemon is caught with a guy her mom has been eyeing and not like in a sexual way Stella is ready to hightail it but not before Lemon is impregnated with said guys baby.. i wasnt surprised mainly because i read the synopsis.. Lemon is pretty mature for her age and she matures more throughout the book..
Being a teen mom isnt exactly what she had in mind but she'll go with it.. I really wondered will she keep the baby or will she give it up.. I wont tell you because you really should read it for yourself..
Anyways they end up in West Virginia.. Where Lemon finds an amazing partner in crime in Emmy.. Emmys father has just been set to Afghanistan along with many of the other townsmen and all she can think about is her father.. which leads Lemon to do the same.. shes always wondered about her father.. who he was and why he never looked for her .. so she and Emmy decide a road trip is in order.. Now Lemon knows her parents met in San Fransisco so she convinces Emmy to make that their destination without telling her the connection.. So they buy tickets then tell their parents lets just say it didnt go over well.. Stella gives Lemon a parting gift.. Lemon assumes its money so when she finds the piece of paper with her fathers name and last known address she relieved she assumed it was going to take ages to track him down.. Pretty quickly they hunt them down and meet a boy.. Great timing for Lemon huh.. Soon Emmy receives devastating news and goes back home only Lemon isnt ready..
What i loved about this book is its not glamorous its real.. it doesnt make teen pregnancy something amazing take it from me its just not.. This book felt so raw and real perhaps thats why i had to remind myself Lemon is fictional. i seriously recommend this read :D! ...more
I went into this book from a critical point of view. Normally I read for the pleasure and escape of it. But you send me GoodReads First Reads Giveaway
I went into this book from a critical point of view. Normally I read for the pleasure and escape of it. But you send me a book the least I could do is write a review.That being said after I read the first paragraph I knew my attempts would be in vain. But Id deal with that later my esp told me I was going to adore this story and needless to say I wasn't wrong.
Now being born in 1984 and slightly ignorant about the world i live in I had no idea the tragedies that unfolded in Bangladesh in 1971. I very much appreciated the footnotes sprinkled threw out the book. As well as the glossary at the end of the book. As i said before from the first paragraph i was hooked. I feel in love with each character no matter how big or small the part. My heart ached along with theirs, I smiled along with them. Abu Zubair wrote so beautifully, so vivdly I found myself envying his brain. The story was so masterfully told i suppose the after word explains why, he was there. He was a child surviving threw 9 months of fear.
Please forgive my grammatical errors im not a writer i severly lack that ability. I am however a reader a lover of books and I honestly look forward to reading more from Abu Zubair. Thank you....more