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Plain Truth
Plain Truth
Author: Jodi Picoult
A shocking murder shatters the picturesque calm of Pennsylvania's Amish country -- and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer who steps in to defend the young woman at the center of the storm....Plain Truth The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671776138
ISBN-10: 0671776134
Publication Date: 4/3/2001
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 1107 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
An intriguing story of an Amish community caught up in an "English" trial. Picoult has a way with character development, and this is no exception. You quickly begin to care about these people, and I found myself looking forward to some reading time in order to lose myself in the calm and "plain" life they lead. It's a deeply moving plot, and beautifully crafted.
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Helpful Score: 12
I absolutely could not stop reading this book - I loved the characters, the story, and the ending. And I loved how I missed all the important clues that led up to the ending - they were there, but wonderfully subtle. I hate when I figure out the twist halfway through, and this book absolutely shocked me. A wonderful novel. I'd give it six stars if that were an option :-)
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Helpful Score: 8
Ok, I have to go against the grain here. As I did like this book (it's my 4th Piccoult) I felt it was repetitive and somewhat dragged out. The plot just seemed reiterated and recycled. I did find the insight into the Amish life and community to be of interest, but the storyline seemed anti-climactic, even with the twist (maybe because I had it nailed by mid-novel). My first Piccoult was My Sister's Keeper, and none have compared to that one in my opinion...I also feel her style is predicatble after a while.
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Helpful Score: 7
One of the best books that I have read in a very long time! One of Picoult's best! This is one of those books that suck you in one the very first page and will not let you go until it is finished. I even had dreams about the book! EXCELLANT!
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Helpful Score: 6
This was my second Jodi Picoult book and I must say I liked it much better than Picture Perfect. She was able to capture the Amish way so perfectly, and the book had that courtroom thrill that I didn't expect with her style of writing.
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I enjoyed this book until the courtroom scenes when it seemed to bog down. I have to admit though I couldn't really understand what motivated some of the characters to act as they did. I was really disappointed in the ending but was not surprised by it.
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A good look into the lives of the Amish people. Still, it seemed a little unlikely. I enjoyed the book. Like always, her books are entertianing, heartbreaking and easy reads.
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I always enjoy reading a Jodi Picoult novel because it usually involves a child/young adult, a lawyer and a surprise ending. Plain Truth didn't disappoint me either.
Learning more about the Amish community and beliefs also added to the experience.

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