You’ll be hooked!

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Have you read any Jodi Picoult before?

Here’s a little homework…go to a store, pick up ANY of her books, read it and then let me know what you think.

I will be shocked, shocked, if you do not agree with me that her writing style gets you hooked!

Goodness this author can deliver.  Every book of hers, no matter the subject, is thoroughly researched, made accessible and engaging to the reader and transformed into a highly addictive read.

My husband can predict that when I start to read one of her books, I will be out of commission for 2 days.  I may pop my head up out of the pages to do a quick scan and check to make sure everyone is alive, but even that’s iffy.

Great book about religion, the love of a mother and self-confidence.

SPOILER ALERT:

Jodi Picoult’s books have the same formula.  Build up the story, end up in a courtroom and have the big reveal at the end that blows your sox off.  Nothing wrong that.

She didn’t disappoint in Keeping Faith.  After going through her parent’s traumatic divorce, 7 yr old Faith, starts to see God, perform miraculous healings, develops stigmata, etc.  Jodi attacks this from the angle of atheism, medicine/science, religion and the mind of a mother and child.  There is the inevitable custody battle in court, as expected, but what is unexpected is how she ends this story with realism…

after all the dust settles when the court reaches its decision about Faith’s custody, Faith seems to lose contact with God.  And yet, afraid of losing her Mother’s attention, Faith pretends to still have the connection, by fabricating a conversation with God.

So glad that Jodi Picoult is a prolific writer.  Looking forward to sinking my teeth into another of her page-turners.

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