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Subject: Jodi Picoult
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 10:22 PM ET
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What is your favorite Jodi Picoult book and why?

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:28 AM ET
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Check out the Jodi Picoult...are her books really that good thread here in Gems. It helped me make a decision on if and what of hers to read.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:48 AM ET
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I was just going to suggest the same thing.  Here is the link: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=119046

Actually, I'd bet if you did a forum search on her, you'd come up with a couple of more threads.  She is discussed frequently here.


Subject: Favorite Picoult book
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:44 PM ET
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It would have to be "My Sister's Keeper".  Absolutely wonderful and so "real".  Worst of hers so far is "Salem Falls"  Did NOT like it!

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:17 AM ET
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I liked My Sister's Keeper, and also liked Nineteen Minutes.  I just started Change of Heart.  So far it's interesting.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 11:11 PM ET
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I absolutely loved both My Sisters Keeper and Nineteen Minutes....the last one i read by her, Picture Perfect, was good, not great.  Looking forward to starting Change of Heart.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 6:55 AM ET
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I also would go with My Sister's Keeper. My favorite by far.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 10:40 AM ET
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Keeping Faith was my favorite.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 10:18 AM ET
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I think I'll will have to agree with everyone else, My Sister's Keeper was good. I enjoy her books.  I can't read them back to bac.  I like to space them out.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 8:58 AM ET
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My Sister's Keeper is definitely the best, and I think the one that introduces most people to Jodi Picoult!

My least fave was the one about Alaska that they just made into an Lifetime movie... er, see, I can't even remember the name of it, haha... I  liked the beginning but the end took some weirdo turns and it just seemed to go off on a weird tangent in the end.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 8:22 PM ET
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Maybe because my first Piccoult was The Tenth Circle, I liked it (ignoring the drawings--hate graphic novels and the Dante part).  Then I read My Sister's Keeper and loved it.  The only ones that I haven't read now are Salem Falls and Songs of the Humpback Whate. I've liked every one except Second Glance.  I lost interest in it with the paranormal part and just couldn't keep reading it.  I think some are hers are very good and others just so-so.

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 12:36 PM ET
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I have posted that my favorite is Mercy.  I have read Sister's Keeper, Salem Falls, Songs of Humpback Whales, Change of Heart, and two or three others.  Mercy is still the favorite.  I loved the characters as much as characters in any novel I have ever read.  I loved the letters at the beginning of the chapters that lead you to the end without revealing the story.  I loved the way she leads you through the story of Jamie and his wife without leaving you wondering anything about how he gets to where he is (I am trying not to give anything away here.)  I just loved the cultural history of the town.  I felt that I could hear the accents, feel the cold, see the fall colors of the leaves.... I would love to read a sequel to this book.


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Date Posted: 9/25/2008 3:59 PM ET
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I'm reading PIcture Perfect but would have picked Mercy instead if I had read your post first .Sounds like a good one, it will be my next Picoult book. Sister's Keeper is still my favorite so far.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 7:17 AM ET
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My favorites are My Sister's Keeper and Keeping Faith. Least favorites: Songs of the Humpback Whale and Perfect Match.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 3:11 PM ET
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For all you Picoult fans!

Jodi Picoult & friends swap LAST CHANCE!!

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 8:36 AM ET
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I have only read My Sisters Keeper and Nineteen Minutes. I loved them so much. I also loved the endings of both of them. They were a little i unexpected. Especially the ending of Nineteen Minutes. Right now I am waiting for The Pact to be delivered i really want to read it.

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 3:55 PM ET
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Has anyone read her laterst book and what did you think of it?

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 4:06 PM ET
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It just came up on my wish list but the first person canceled so hopefully the second person will send it. I'm interested in hearing what others have to say also. I will comment once I get mine and find time to read it.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 12:26 AM ET
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My favorite book was "Harvesting the Heart".  It was a wonderful story.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 6:52 AM ET
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I am reading her latest right now.  I'm about 2/3 through and I like it.  As always, Piccoult makes you think about a tough issue.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 10:08 AM ET
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Thanks for the update on Handle with Care.

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 4:02 PM ET
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Nobody has mentioned The Pact.  It was my first experience of her and from then on I was hooked.  So, I will place a vote for that one, even though I loved Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Tenth Circle, the one about the Amish girl-can't think of the title... I think I've read almost all of hers except for the latest.  I think the thing I love about her writing is that she is so good at getting into people's heads & describing their feelings at some of the most awful moments of their lives.  When I read the Pact and was at the part where the family is either at the morgue or the hospital with their dead child's body I had tears rolling down my face.  How does she do this without (I'm assuming) ever having lived through such a hideous thing??  She is also so good at presenting both sides of a complex situation and it really makes you think twice about everyone's position.  Plot twists are also wonderful. 

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 8:37 PM ET
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I have only read one of her books, Plain Truth.  This is the one that is set on an Amish farm.  I really loved this book and will definitely be looking for more of her books. 

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Date Posted: 6/17/2009 12:39 AM ET
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i am kinda new to this site & have recently stumbled upon her and used 2 of my creidts to read the pact & keeping faith.

LOVED them!! what a talented writter, i got so addicted to them that i found myself bargaining with my husband to take over daily duties so i could "just read a little more'. her characters where so vivid and she gave the perfect amount of detail- just to leave you hanging.


i think her books all pose some controversial or just bizzarre concepts- so they relate to so many people and depending on our biases will determine greatly how much we like them. idk, just what i think. :)  i loved the two books i've read- initially i wantd more from both of the endings but after a few days of completeing the book, i found myself wandering about certain characters- so i know it was a good book. she let us fill in certain aspects (espically of the endings). loved that.


someone post my sisters keeper! i want to read it so badly!!