The Donut Trap Summary

Julie Tieu
- 2021
Romantic Comedy
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Key Takeaways

  1. Relatable depiction of family obligations and personal dreams.
  2. A heartwarming, sugary tale of love rekindled amidst donuts.
  3. Dynamic interplay between traditional expectations and contemporary desires.


Jasmine's journey in 'The Donut Trap' illustrates her struggles with the expectations placed upon her by her family and her own desires for a different life. The reemergence of Alex introduces not only old feelings but new possibilities, as they together face the challenges of saving her family's shop from financial peril.

The narrative mixes humor with poignant moments, presenting a rich tapestry of community and cultural expectations. As Jasmine grapples with her identity and desires, the shop becomes a battleground for her aspirations versus her responsibilities.

The story delves into themes of self-discovery, romance, and the sweet satisfaction of finding one's path. Tieu's writing expertly blends the bitterness of obligation with the sweetness of hope and romance, making 'The Donut Trap' a compelling read for those who enjoy a good rom-com with a hearty helping of heartfelt moments.

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