Chick lit

Cuttle by Chelsea Britain

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In this book, we have a woman on the autism spectrum who looking and analyzing the world around her in her own unique way. She has been working in her lab for a while, and with her Cuttlefish finally being retired and her project wrapping up, she now has to look beyond the normal for her future. This is a lull period in her life, and it is (obviously) unsettling, as anyone who has had any sort of gap between stages of life can attest.
She decides to give normal life a short with the help of her roommates, who are also academically inclined but better equipped to deal with social life, indulging on more occasions than Nora has. Their conversations, therefore, do have an academic slant when it comes to ideas and suggestions as well as actual implementations of said plans.
It is a coming-of-age story of someone who has no concrete plans for herself, both professional and personal and faces chauvinistic behaviour from her superior in the lab. It takes the whole book for her to find a semblance of normalcy that was endearing to watch.
The writing and characterization were well done, but many repetitive imagery/descriptive sentences bothered me more than others. This happened enough time for me to focus unnecessarily on it and slowed my reading pace. I am sure others who pick it up will like it even more than I did.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley, the review is entirely based on my own reading experience of this book.

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