If you want to get a feel for Finland at Christmas time, its traditions and culture and weather, this is a good book.
If you want a synopsis of the Finnish mindset and political climate this might also work.
Or if you like reading a story which sort of feels like a film documentary of a Finnish family and the American boyfriend with awkward dialog, a feel of 'preaching' and sex with a cock-blocking sister this might be for you.
I found it hard to believe they have been a couple for 5 years and they still have some of the thoughts and issues they do, the 'lecturing' on the rights that are being denied didn't work for me at all.
It wasn't long but I had to force myself to finish the story.