Picture Perfect was the first novel I've read by Picoult. I'm willing to try again. The story begins with the main character, Cassie, having amnesia and shifts from the present to a very lengthy flashback of how she 'got from there to here' and back to the present.
Only Picoult could probably weave such a compelling tale involving anthropology, Hollywood, the culture of the Lakota Sioux Indians and a troubled marriage. I thoroughly enjoyed the last third of the book when the story hits its emotional peak and the events (and the characters) are the most believable.
Another gritty book by Picoult, who looks unflinchingly at life and her characters. In this story an archeologist meets and falls in love with a movie god. They are the perfect match - but not in a healthy way. How she copes with spousal abuse is well-done indeed.
I love Jodi Picoult, but this was definitely not a favorite of mine. I liked the theme but it was so unbelievable and I hated the ending. I almost didn't finish the book but I kept thinking it would get better. It was a love story, but a strange one.
Aperfect marriage, or not? What it looks like from the outside is different from what is real. She loves him. He loves her. Something terrible keeps them from true happiness. This is somewhat suspensfull, but I guessed the truth early on. Chilling and horific it is, but more for what is acceptable than for what is not.
I read my first Jodi book about a year ago, and since then, I've been slowly working my way through all of them. I think everyone knows by now that she writes beautifully, hits on controversial themes, and doesn't ever write a story in black and white.
Though I haven't yet read all of them, I thought this one was very different from a lot of her others. Many of the stories I've read so far end in a trial of some sort, so it was nice to read something a little different. My only criticism is that I thought the role of the actor was a bit romanticized and dramatized, but I still really liked it.
I am also fascinating by native american culture, so this was truly a pleasure to read.