Tuesday, July 5, 2016

May We Have Your Assistance?

Thank you to Reading with Robin for a copy of The Assistants by Camille Perri.  This novel is one of the best of the summer of 2016.  But is it a top beach read?  


Tina Fontana is the assistant to Robert the CEO of Titan.   She often has to pay out of her own pocket for what he considers business expenses.  Tina books an airline reservation and has to use her credit card. Then she files an expense report with the company.  The airline decides to reimburse her anyway after she complained about their customer service.  Should Tina give the money back to Titan or keep it for herself?  When all that Tina can think about is that student loan debt that  just won’t go away.  The tidy sum of $20,000 will take care of the entire balance.  So what happens when another assistant from Titan gets wind of what she has done?  Can Tina help her too?  Will she be helping others?  Is it legal?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this novel.  I think this is a debut novel for Camille Perri.  If it is it is definitely worth your time!  This novel capitalizes on a struggle that all can identify with which is student loan debt.  Then trying to find a job that pays enough to live on and afford the debt.  I had to admit that I wondered where the author was taking the story but it was so worth it!  Should I mention that this is fiction! 

The story is set in New York at a fictional company Titan.  There is some humor.  The reader will often want to ask what will happen next.  Will Tina be successful and stay out of jail?



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