5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Out of all the picoult books I have read, this one was very boring. You can skip the entire book and read the last six or so chapters and you'll have the entire story down.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
I just finished reading _Vanishing Acts_ by Jodi Picoult and it was very riveting! Imagine finding out when you're 32 that your beloved father kidnapped you and you had a mother living far away that you thought dead. Imagine seeing your father taken away by police charged with kidnapping (you)! Imagine being close to your wedding with your best friend from childhood on and handing him the daunting task of defending your father in another state!
In her usual great way, Jodi has woven intricate patterns of plots, subplots and surprises! Read it - you won't be sorry!
2 member(s) found this review helpful.
This was my first Jodi Picoult read. I have heard from many Picoult fans that this is not her best work so I was hesitant to pick it up, but I'm glad I did. The story, although a bit slow going at times, was compelling and thought-provoking, showing that sometimes there is justification in doing the wrong thing for the right reason. The characters were incredibly flawed but that is what made them interesting. I'm glad I read this book, good, but not great, will read more Picoult in the near future.