Undrawn is about a man who wants to live his own life, not the life his rich father wants him to live, to be a lawyer and follow in the family business. Although Kyle has diabetes, he doesn't let that get in his way of wanting to be an artist and to live his own life away from the family home in Boston. He falls in love with another artist and follows her to Chicago where he becomes a famous artist in his own right.
Ms Fernandez gets down deep within the recesses of her main character's mind where we see him fight with himself of what is expected of him and what he wants to do. As a reader, I can sympathize and empathize with his feelings about his childhood, growing up under his father's notion of what he wants his child to be and not what the child wants to be. We can feel Kyle's hurt, his pain, his love, his losses, his dreams and his torturing himself over the eventual loss of his father and how they did not get along while Kyle lived in the family home. We can see Kyle slowly change from a shy, introverted young boy/man to someone who knows he needed to change and does something about it. Her characters are ones you love to hate -- Kyle's brother Stuart and his son, Chad; to ones you love to love -- Kyle's younger brother, Troy and Stuart's daughter, Jeannie. I like the way Kyle thinks and reflects. He is a very likable and believable character. I can see the places in my mind as well as the paintings, the colors in the paintings,
what the characters felt.
Ms. Fernandez's first novel has my 5 star rating and I recommend reading it.