I am not a huge reader... or listener... but the ending of the book is so lame after all the character building and time for the plot. The author gives lots of great information that is valuable about the asberg son, I am glad that was part of the book... it does not excuse the ending just slapped on to give it an ending.
I listened to the ending 3 times...trying to find what I had missed. It just wasn't there. The story just stops...no ending. I normally love Jodi Picolt novels, but I am so disappointed in this one. I don't appreciate reading or listening to a story that isn't complete. Sorry, Jodi, but I feel like I got cheated on this book.
Had a friend with an autistic son listen to this book. She loved it......said it made her laugh and cry and just feel like someone out there knew how she feels. I loved the book and was happy to hear........it's true to life.
I really enjoyed this book. It was very informative about the problems of this type of autism. It also kept you thinking till the end on what really happened. You think you know, but you don't know the real truth. I recommend this book especially if you like forensic science stories.
Having family members with autism, the author, along with perfect narration, has opened my heart and mind to a better understanding. Humor, mystery, facts and intrigue contribute to my second read. BRAVO JODI!
I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!
This doesn't seem like most of Jodi Picoult's other books, however, I loved it. I taught in a school for children with learning problems - including Asperger's Syndrome. I am familiar with what you see on the outside of these children - this book helped me see the child from the view of their family, their parents and even from within. I don't know how she did her research for this book - but any teacher or parent working with children with Asperger Syndrome, could spend a lot of time without finding a story that is as enlightening.
Say something about yourself!
great story! get this book.. this story will keep you interested.. made me wanna watch court tv for a week or so afterwards.
I really liked this book. You are invited into a family dealing with Aspergers Syndrome on a daily basis, and into the mind of the character with Asperger's. It's fascinating to see the ups and downs of life from his perspective. I enjoyed the fact that different readers read the various characters in this novel. It's a well woven story about a little understood disability, with an interesting story line that maintains interest throughout.