By: Jennifer Snyder
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Fate has always seemed to mock Charlotte Montgomery, continuously dangling the man of her dreams just out of reach. It isn’t until Charlotte receives word her older sister Emma is getting engaged that she feels fate’s teasing has hit a new high.
Once she begrudgingly decides to return home to the tiny town of Parish Cove, curious to find out who has captured her sister’s heart, fate suddenly seems as though it may have tossed her a bone.
The problem: Charlotte forgot one simple thing…Fate has never been her friend.
Emotions run high. Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike, leaving everyone feeling paper thin.
Emotionally filled, this book left me thinking about everything that could possibly go wrong, or in some ways some things that could possibly just be the right thing to happen. Jennifer Snyder did a wonderful job depicting the encumbered life of Charlotte and the people who surround her. It was really beautifully written and had me hooked with all the ‘what could have happened’ or more like the ‘what almost happened’.
We meet Charlotte who is away at school enjoy her freedom from her family, she feels like they are too much to handle with her mother having Alzheimer’s, her older sister is there to handle it for her though. But then one thing leads to another and she’s on her way home. This time for longer than she expected. The night before she goes though she does meet this one guy who has great potential. That is the story of Charlotte’s life though, all these near misses. Fate always seems to step in when she least expects it and she loses her possible happiness. Its distressing watching it happen to her time and time again, but it’s what makes her who she is.
This book isn’t about a love story, this isn’t the typical contemporary book I usually read, Paper Thin talks about real feelings, real emotions, and real situations that happen on a daily basis and how you deal with them. Dealing with a disease like Alzheimer’s is not an easy situation then you have to think about what are you going to do with the person who has Alzheimer’s, some people don’t want to deal with it and others want to try and handle it, but essentially you need to figure out what is best for you. There is real emotions in situations that hit people every day and I felt for all the characters. Life is hard, it’s how you handle it that makes you the person you are.
Not only did they have to deal with this but then there was an accident and even harder situations appeared from that. Don’t get me wrong I was hoping for a little romance but it just wasn’t in the books for Charlotte. It was all about dealing with your family and real life situations, sometimes that is more than some silly romance. There are some tough situations that arise from this accident. I don’t want to give too much away but you should really read this story, it’s real and raw and honest. Had me in tears by the end of it that’s for sure.
Love the cover, very contemplative and on the dock, her thinking spot. Very cute and I would definitely pick it up to see what it’s about.
Overall the book was eye opening. The characters are relatable, authentic and you really begin to feel for them and all the hardships they have to go through. I would recommend this to anyone who really wants to learn what other people are dealing with in situations such as Alzheimer’s, the aftermath of an accident, death, life and reality.
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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