©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
I don't know if I liked this or not. It seemed like some things were unfinished like the reason Emily wanted to die. It was sort of explained but I was like "really???" I'd her relationship with Chris was that close why couldn't she confide in him? Why did he go along with her plans? Why did he not suspect pregnancy? The segue into molestation was weird too. Again, why couldn't she was ell chris about it after it happened? After writing all this, I still don't know if I liked this book.
Once again Jodi Picoult has kept me engaged to the last word. It as the excellent plot and not knowing the truth until the very end. However, for me, there was entirely too much sex!! Not usual for Picoult. Waaay too much.
CPA, CFP, and serial audiophile.
I can't really spoil this book for readers of this review because I listened to the bitter end and still don't have a clue.
Like others, this book follows a formula, but I keep reading Ms Picoult's books because I enjoy her writing. Unlike other of her books, this one leaves us hanging. Why did Emily feel so dirty? What was the big secret she couldn't share with Chris? Why was it so bad that she felt like giving up her life? And why did the jury make the decision it did? LOOSE ENDS
Normally I love anything George Guidall narrates but he just did not fit these characters and story. Still a great narrator but the material he had to work with proved to dull for his style.
My main issue is not with the narration but with the ridiculous and foolish characters and plot. It just wasn't a very smart novel. I rolled my eyes quite a bit while listening. This novel wasn't for me. I will continue to seek out Jodi Picoult books because I've read some real gems from her...this one was not one of her best.
When I read the publishers information about this book, I wasn't really intrigued. But it was highly recommended by a friend and had high reviews. I bought it and was hooked immediately! Rich and relatable characters, multiple layers, and fantastic story telling. Well done!
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