Sugar is sexless and the best part about it that it focuses on career, relationships, and a drive to reach at the top that most of the millennial are after. It does focus on fame, recognition, and the sacrifices Charlie actually makes to get what she wants. However, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't see Charlie as a greedy, attention-grabbing protagonist. I saw a realistic portrayed of career-oriented women today and didn't think there was anything wrong in the way she was focused on her career.
Sugar is also a story about how people around us get affected because we're so focused on our way to the top that we sometimes neglect or take our loved ones for granted. This novel is also about how sometimes we get drafted into unfavourable situations. Through Charlie, I could see myself (when I was focussed on a high-paying career), the consequences and the price you have to pay.
Charlie is a super-strong female protagonist who I'll remember forever. She portrays all of us. I loved how Kimberly Stuart didn't make her a damsel in distress, waiting eagerly for a man to come and save her. On the other hand, she finds Kai, who not only supports her through her tedious schedule, but is also not offended or rattled by her success.
Do such men really exist? They do. My husband is one of them and it was so amazing to watch Charlie and Kai figure it out in the end. Other characters in the book like Manda, Jack and their kids, Avery, Margot and the others were equally engaging and not just fillers to the plot. They had a purpose. I know a few women like Margot, so I totally know they exist.
Final touchdown on Kimberly's writing. IT IS SENSATIONAL. Her storytelling is beyond imagination and her attention to details is engaging and doesn't bore you to death. If I'm prophesying, this could be one of those books that the upcoming generations might study in their curriculum maybe a hundred years from now like we've studied Austen to know what life and society was like in those days. Sugar is definitely a feminist novel.
I'm. A. New. Fan. Will definitely look forward to reading more of her works.
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