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It seems fitting that my first book post would be about a Jodi Picoult book seeing how she is my favourite author!!!  I've read every single one of her books, including her book of short stories - and none of them have let me down.  Her new book is no different.

If you know Jodi - you know that her books all take on controversial issues - so the hot topics of "Sing You Home" include "Same-sex" rights, AND Invitro-fertilization and the topic of remaining embryos being "property" or "people" - a property disagreement, or a custody battle??

I enjoyed it.  I wouldn't rank it in my Top 5 favourites of Jodi's books - but I still really enjoyed reading it. My favourite thing about reading her books is that I find she always puts you in the middle of a moral battle, and while you think you stand strongly on one side or the other, she spends so much time arguing both sides, that she leaves you wondering if you actually know where to stand.  She's put me "back on the fence" on so many issues that I thought I clearly knew my stance on!!!

There is an accompanying CD that is supposed to help you to "feel" the characters better, but my Kindle didn't support the audio file, so I haven't actually heard it yet.  


If you're looking to start reading Jodi Picoult, don't start here - but send me a message and I'll help you find a good place to delve into her reading.  I often describe her as being the "John Grisham for chicks" - so if you're going to read her be prepared for court cases, multiple sides to a story, and CONTROVERSY - it is her specialty!!!!

Did you read it? Let me know what you think!!!!!


 


Comments

Sarah

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 9:05:45 pm

What are your top 5?

 

Lisa Harper

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 5:15:07 pm

I love Jodi's books as well but haven't had a chance to read some of her newest ones. Thanks for the review...can't wait to go to Costco and pick up a copy...no Kindle for me yet!

 



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