Poor Jodi Picoult. I have had the same feelings about each her books that I have read. She has a wonderful story in her head, full of details and complex characters. But, she just can't seem to write in a way that will consistantly grab the readers and make them care about these fictional people. The problem with her writing reminds me of Tolkien; Great story, average writer. In a year or so I may read more from Jodi just to see if she has been developing her craft. When her writing becomes detailed, descriptive and interesting, her books will become magic places to dive into rather than something that runs through my head as I read.