I started this book full of interest, since I've read many of her other books & I've enjoyed them (except for the non-fiction stuff; didn't like those at all). This one kept my interest until a little over 1/2 way thru. After that, until the end, there was too much 'fluff' (as I call it); tangents not really making the story better, just filling the pages with words.
Her first novel, Lovely Bones, is one of the books in my favorite books list. So I couldn't wait to read this book. Well, I am very disappointed. It was a slow plot, I just couldn't get into the story or characters.
On the page for this book on PBS, there is one good review & one bad review; I feel like I need to break the tie! I 'm glad I didn't heed the negative review & skip this book, cuz I thought it was a good book. Not intense, not alot of characters, no deep story line, just a good story about a family & its quirks. I thought this book had some great one or two lines of insight, such as "when you don't know what you're searching for, its hard to know you've found it." I read it in a day or two and now I'm going to try another book by her. Enjoy!
What a wonderful book! I got this book with plans on giving it to my 13 year old niece, but the 'write-up' sounded interesting, so I decided to read it first. I'm glad I did! I read it cover to cover in a couple of days. I found it enchanting but heartbreaking, wonderful but sad at times. I will give this copy to my niece, but get another to keep in my library. And I'll also look into getting the other books by this author.
The original author of the Cat Sitter books passed away in 2011 and now her son, John, has taken over. I've read at least one other book he wrote, and it wasn't that good. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but figured I'd give it a try. I'm reluctant to give up the series! Well, it was good! I read a few books simultaneously, and found myself picking up Nine Lives before the others.
Well, she's done it again! Jodi Picoult has written another great book. I read it fast the first time and felt like I might have missed stuff, so I read it a second time and it was just as good! The plot has twists & unexpected turns; that's one great thing about her; you don't see 'it' coming! My Sister's Keeper is still my favorite, but this is a close second.
I received this book for my preschool (3-5 year olds) classroom. I don't think it is appropriate for that age level. It's got a solid story, the pictures are nice, but I think the 'meaning' or 'moral' of the story was lost on them without giving too much explanation. Maybe things got lost in translation (it was translated from French.) Better for second or third graders. It would be a good story to read if a classroom is discussing or debating Trump's wall. (The book was published before he was in office though!)
What a great book! At first, it wasn't holding my attention, so I almost put it down (and brought it back to the library). I decided to give it a few more pages, and boy, am I glad I did! It was wonderful. Great story, great read, great characters. The story takes us from the day of the murder, then to gathering evidence, arrest, waiting six months til the trial, the trial itself, afterwards; and all the stuff in between. The story held my interest and I couldn't wait to get back to (reading) it. The author tells a great tale!
Sections of this book were good, left me feeling like reading more. Other sections left me wondering why I was reading the story at all! Dragged in some places, not in others. Too many characters,so many that I couldn't keep track of the suspects. I skimmed thru some pages and eventually finished it.
I have read quite a few stunning reviews of this book, but personally, I don't see what all the hub-bub is about! After reading the first 50 pages, all the while hoping it would get better, I stopped reading it and brought it back to the library. Room is one of my favorite books of all time, but this story I couldn't even finish.