I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
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'.