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Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith
Author: Jodi Picoult
For the second time in her marriage, Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, and Faith, their seven-year-old daughter, witnesses every painful minute. In the aftermath of a sudden divorce, Mariah struggles with depression and Faith seeks solace in a new friend -- a friend who may or may not be imaginary. — Faith talks to her "Guard" ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780688168254
ISBN-10: 0688168256
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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candieb avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This book started out really slow for me. I had to kind of slog through the first 100 pages or so. It just wasn't grabbing me. Then I stayed up all night reading the rest of it. Figures.

What also figures is that the ending confused me and made me crazy. I realize the author does that to make you interpret it how you will, but in the meantime, those last 2 little paragraphs are driving me crazy even though I finished the book several days ago.

I know what *I* think happened, but after 400+ pages, I want the author to tell me if I'm right or wrong, dag-nab-it! :-)

Another well written book. Good for Ms. Picoult.

Now, write a book with an ending I can understand, you make me feel stupid! ;)
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Although I tolerated this Picoult title better than THE TENTH CIRCLE, it was another one that I could have lived without. I just never connected to the characters, and couldn't get involved in the story like I did with MY SISTER'S KEEPER and NINETEEN MINUTES.

I know others have read this book and loved it, and I totally appreciate their opinions! For me, though, this one just wasn't a winner.
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Although I tolerated this Picoult title better than THE TENTH CIRCLE, it was another one that I could have lived without. I just never connected to the characters, and couldn't get involved in the story like I did with MY SISTER'S KEEPER and NINETEEN MINUTES.

I know others have read this book and loved it, and I totally appreciate their opinions! For me, though, this one just wasn't a winner.
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Helpful Score: 5
Faith, a child with no religious background, begins to hear divine voices, starts recitating biblical passages, and develops stigmata. All this starts happening after a rapid divorce between her parents. A custody battle insues and what little stability the family has left is threatened.

A good, interesting book. I was especially intriqued by the ending.
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Helpful Score: 5
She is just incredible. Her books aren't easy to read, but they're not easy to put down either. This one was hard because being about a woman and her little girl, it struck a little too close too home, but it's such an intense book, I couldn't put it down. She puts you through the wringer!
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GeniusJen avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 7145 more book reviews
Although I tolerated this Picoult title better than THE TENTH CIRCLE, it was another one that I could have lived without. I just never connected to the characters, and couldn't get involved in the story like I did with MY SISTER'S KEEPER and NINETEEN MINUTES.

I know others have read this book and loved it, and I totally appreciate their opinions! For me, though, this one just wasn't a winner.
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Like all of Picoult's books I loved this one too!
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An interesting book, but dissapointing after reading my Sister's Keeper, which I loved!
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Love this author, her writing makes you feel like you are there in the story.
kathyk519 avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 111 more book reviews
This is my second Picoult book and I loved it. It took me a little bit to get into the book, but once I did, I could not put it down. I knew that it was going to get worse before it got better, and was nervous for the characters.

Picoult's books grab you and don't let go. The dynamics and relationships of all the various characters in her books enrich the story and give you perspectives you may not have thought about. She also gives you twists, turns and surprises. No matter what side of the fence you are on in a particular issue, with Picoult's books, you see them all and feel for them all. My heart truly went out to Faith and especially her mom, Mariah, who tried to juggle all that was thrown out them by the various constituencies that staked a claim to this story and little girl.

I highly recommend this heart wrenching story that was beautifully written - I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed reading it!
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Jodi Picoult is up to her usual level of excellence! Whether you are religious or not, this novel will question your belief in God. When 7 year old Faith White begins having conversations with God, the repercussions ripple out into her community making her a spectacle. Her mother, Mariah, is challenged to deal with the media displays in her front yard plus an ex-husband who is suing her for custody of Faith. I absolutely tore through this book unable to put it down.
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I HAVE LOVED NEARLY EVERYTHING I HAVE READ OF JODIE'S THIS ONE WAS A GOOD ONE....IT MAKES A PERSON THINK ABOUT HOW THEY FEEL WHEN SOMEONE THEY LOVE HAS A SPECIAL GIFT AND IS SO YOUNG THAT YOU FEEL YOU HAVE TO BE PROTECTIVE OF THEM SO THE GIFT IS NOT USED IN A HARMFUL WAY.
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Picoult does a good job on taking on the topic of religion and faith without being too alleluia preachy or cynical atheistic. Interesting novel that shows the mother daughter bond over three generations and the lengths that motherly love will go to protect her child.
jewelrylady39 avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 6 more book reviews
It was not as good as her other books
mictnt avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on + 8 more book reviews
I question my faith and other unshakable faith all the time, so I was interested in a book by Picoult about faith. No matter where you are in your life, this book will make you ask some serious questions and maybe let you open your mind to other possibilities. I would recommend this to anyone. It is a wonderful book.
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Another great book by Jodi Picoult!
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Mariah, who is treated badly by her cheating husband, finds inner strength and self esteem as a single parent as she protects her child from a media circus. Faith, her 7-year-old daughter, draws national attention when she suddenly begins talking to God, develops stigmata and heals others. A custody battle ensues, and even those closest to Mariah wonder if she is using her daughter to get attention.
bionda1972 avatar reviewed Keeping Faith on
This was a great book, typical of Jodi Picoult. A nice and enjoyable read, would definitely recommend!

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