I really loved this book--it touched on so many ethical issues and the characters were very real people--you can feel their emotions as they struggle with right and wrong and what is "expected" of them. It is very worthy of your time.
This story tackles capital punishment, Gnostic or non-canonistic gospels, sexual abuse and more. It has lots to offer.
Overall I enjoyed the book, but I couldn't help but feel like I've read this one before.....perhaps The Green Mile by Stephen King? There were too many similarities for my comfort.
of a James North Patterson book but, with feeling. This book deals with the death penelty and why it dosen't work. It also has a supernatural twist, or does it? Worth the time and the credit.
The subject matter was interesting but the story just didn't flow right. It read like a lot of disconnected stories, and not all of them was completed. Not one of Jodi's better stories. Hopefully she's back in full force next time.
"Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant
saving someone you love?"
This book is incredibly interesting and thought-provoking. Not only is it a
good story with compelling characters and a plot that draws you in, but also
it takes on some complex issues without getting boring or judgmental.
Through this fictional story, Picoult manages to talk about religion from a
variety of perspectives without showing bias or personal preference. She
brings up some things that make you think and question, while still
managing to respect each individual viewpoint. I think that can be a very difficult thing to do.
But the novel isn't solely about religion. It's
also about family relationships,and how far any one person can go to protect someone they love.
If you like Picoult's books, then I recommend Vanishing Acts. While I really enjoyed Change of Heart, Vanishing Acts is still my favorite.