I have just started reading another Jodi Picoult book, ‘Second Glance’ and I really don’t like it. Come to think of it, although I have read about nine of her fifteen books, I have only thoroughly enjoyed two or three. I would only bother to read one, My Sister’s Keeper, again. Her books are extremely screwy and the situations are very unrealistic. Take this one for example, I’m only sixty pages in and it’s already raining rose petals and the ground is freezing over in the middle of summer. Apparently Indian ghosts don’t want a shopping centre built on their burial ground. Then one of the main characters (Jodi Picoult can never just have one main character, she has to have at least five and confuse the reader by swapping between them every few paragraphs) has ‘died’ like ten times but keeps miraculously coming back to life. And she expects me to stay interested until the end. Another one of her books I’ve read, Kepping Faith, was also weird to the max. It’s about this little girl who keeps seeing ‘God’ and bringing people back to life and performing miracles, but everyone thinks it’s her mum making her do it. The whole book goes on under the assumption it’s really happening and then in the last chapter it’s like … hold on? Was it her mum? Either I missed something or it was never resolved properly. Anyway, I think I may have posted about it before.
On the other hand though, My Sister’s Keeper is definitely in my top five favourite books of all time, and The Pact kept me glued to the edge of my seat. The first book of hers I read, Plain Truth, was quite enjoyable, and up until the last two chapters, her newest book Handle With Care was one of my favourites. I really want to read Nineteen Minutes because laura who got me onto her in the first place says it has an amazing twist at the end. I also borrowed Perfect Match to read this week, so hopefully it’s not too weird.
Have you read any Jodi Picoult books? What did you think of them?
frangipani princess xoxo