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    Default Author: Jodi Picoult

    I'm reading a third book of hers and I love her style, her voice and the multi perspective of how the stories are narrated.

    I started with 'Nineteen Minutes', then 'Tenth Circle' and now I'm reading 'My Sister's Keeper' and even if you can not relate to the actual story you can relate to the emotions of and the choices made by the characters.

    Check her out, you might enjoy her books too.

    Jodi Picoult | Novels About Family, Relationships, and Love
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    I like her books. I think she does a good job at developing her characters, and her storylines are interesting. Her books are good, easy, fast reads. I believe she has a new book that either just came out or is about to come out. Something about death row, I think...

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    I liked My Sisters Keeper but I didn't care so much for Nineteen Minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristiB View Post
    I liked My Sisters Keeper but I didn't care so much for Nineteen Minutes.
    Really? What put you off? (I'm just being nosy).

    I liked Sister's Keeper more than I thought I would, dear God what an ending.

    I have Vanishing Acts and The Songs of Humpback Whale - not sure which I will read next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    Really? What put you off? (I'm just being nosy).
    ***warning may be spoiler-y****

    I didn't buy the specifics of Peter's family dynamics -- there is no way that a college professor and a highly intelligent "New Agey" midwife were going to leave the kid in public school and/or not seek psychological help. I know she was trying to create a point regarding the "blamelessness" of the parents but the dynamic wasn't believable with respect to these parents -- at least to me. Most parents on this level would be reading extensively on child development, consulting experts and not relying on the advice of a kindergarten teacher to toughen him up. I am not saying that intelligent well meaning educated parents can't fail miserably -- but not in this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristiB View Post
    ***warning may be spoiler-y****

    I didn't buy the specifics of Peter's family dynamics -- there is no way that a college professor and a highly intelligent "New Agey" midwife were going to leave the kid in public school and/or not seek psychological help. I know she was trying to create a point regarding the "blamelessness" of the parents but the dynamic wasn't believable with respect to these parents -- at least to me. Most parents on this level would be reading extensively on child development, consulting experts and not relying on the advice of a kindergarten teacher to toughen him up. I am not saying that intelligent well meaning educated parents can't fail miserably -- but not in this way.
    I can totally see what you're saying, I excepted that the parent's were more enamoured with and willing to be emotionally involved in Joey's life and than with Peter's (a bit of denial in seeing what was really going on - ie: the blame you mentioned). People tend not to want to see their own weaknesses and certainly they don't want to see that mirror at them from their children. I think Peter made them terribly uncomfortable and because of that it was believable for me.

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    No kids.

    I guess I also read a better novel with the same subject that was much much better so I was making comparisons.

    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristiB View Post
    No kids.

    I guess I also read a better novel with the same subject that was much much better so I was making comparisons.

    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver if you're interested.

    Neither do I.

    Thanks for the recommendation.
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    I love Jodi Picoult.

    I just had to say that before I log off - it's 4AM and I am busy finishing a paper so must go to bed.

    I'll be back to share my perspective soon.
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    I just finished "Vanishing Acts" and read "My Sister's Keeper" a few weeks ago. I didn't think I would like her books very well but I've been totally surprised. I liked both books, "My Sister's Keeper" better than the other. She has a very good writing style that draws you in.

    I'm kinda annoyed by the different font she uses between characters in her books, but whatever.

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