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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

I'm just a Picoult fan. I can't help it. Her ideas and the way her mind works, the research she puts into her writing. I didn't like the end, I was let down, but I'm not sure how I would have wanted it to be. A 'happily every after' would have been worse I think, as far as endings go. The thing of it is, when I read something by Jodi Picoult, it's never about the ending for me- it's about getting there. Her books always spur conversation at my dinner table. They alway present an ethical/moral question that you can see both sides of, feel empathetic towards both sides, and often times I can't choose a side either. I remain ambivalent from chapter to chapter, loving one character and hating another, then swapping back the other way 25 pages later. I thought this one was better than 'Change of Heart'and 'The Tenth Circle' but not as good as 'Mercy' or 'My Sister's Keeper'.

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