This is my first read of the summer! Lets just say it left tears in my eyes when I was done. Once again you're given four peoples perspective in the story; A cop, a psychic, a little girl and her missing mother. The stories intertwine and they affect each other, it discusses lost hopes, love and how sometimes we hold onto unfinished feelings strongly that we may not realise it until something triggers our memories. The book also goes into details about elephants and how they have memories and remember more than we know. The way elephants deal with grief is portrayed several times in the book that left me thinking about the facts. Because if it were true, its touched my heart how much more they could feel. I absolutely love elephants and after reading this book its got me thinking more about them.
My verdict: This book deserves 4.6 stars out of 5! I highly recommend it if you're looking for a summer read or just something to sink into after a day's work.
I was hooked from the very first page. This book looks at 3 peoples perspective on racism. It involves an African American nurse, a neo-nazi and his wife who loses their baby and blame the nurse for what happened and how they take her to court for murder and she is represented by a white American lawyer who refuses to discuss racism as defense in a court room. By the end of the book, It struck a cord in me. It is such a sensitive topic but Jodi Picoult tackled it impressively. It makes you question your own perceptions. Does everyone of us have some racism in us without thinking too much about it? Love and hate has such a fine line and both feelings are so strong it drives people to do crazy things. I can't express how I felt about the powerful ending to the story. It was deep and I loved how three different people got their stories told. The power of love was also explicitly told through each of their stories and it got me thinking about my own feelings towards others.
My verdict: I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars! Definitely, worth a read if you want to live in the shoes of each character and feel strong emotions from Jodi Picoult's words.