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Second Glance
Second Glance
Author: Jodi Picoult
"Sometimes I wonder....Can a ghost find you, if she wants to?" — An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. Whe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416583868
ISBN-10: 1416583866
Publication Date: 8/5/2008
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 298 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
The beginning of this book is a little hard to follow, but once you get past the first 50 or so pages, wow! This is an amazing tale. It definitely has a lot of twists and turns.
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Helpful Score: 10
It's a slow starter but once it gets going (whew) you can't put it down. If your into the paranormal it's an amazing ride. I was up till 3am determined to finish this book. It was worth the lack of sleep!!
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Helpful Score: 10
Picoult does an amazing job of threading the two story lines of past and present together. She dabbles in a bit of suspense/mystery while creating a wonderful love story. Very good read. :)
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Helpful Score: 7
This in my opinion, is one of Picoult's best. She brings to the surface an important historical issue, (eugenics) and ties it in with today's issues. The language is poetic, and the story is very satisfying.
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Helpful Score: 6
I found the story line hard to follow but it all comes together in the end. There are several small stories within the total story that jump around. It was hard to keep all of the characters straight. It might help to make a chart while reading this book to list the characters and who they are and in which time period they occur since some of them come and go as ghost. The book has a slow start while trying to develop the characters. You need to read this one without any other distractions.
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The beginning was a little hard to get into. Keeping track of all the different characters was challenging at times but the all link up and apply to each other which was really neat. I loved the paranormal aspect of the novel and how it jumped into different times. I didn't care for some of the history of the Indian tribes/land but overall, I enjoyed this book. Took me a little longer to get through but I wanted to see how it would end. The scientific verbiage sometimes wasn't for me either. I would recommend to other readers. I love Jodi Picoult this was my second novel I read by her and will read her other books too.
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Sort of in the Nicholas Sparks vein: surviving loss, overcoming obstacles. Supernatural events. LOTS of unrelated threads as multigenerational aspects come together in a very satisfying read. Picoult's true talents shine when she weaves people personalities emotions mysteries families and events better than the most complex of finely woven tapestries. HIGHLY recommended.
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This book was dynamite. A little fast pasted and confusing in the beginning. It is definately a favorite on my list and I will be rereading because I think I missed some of the subtle hints and details in the beginning. There are so many twists and turns in the book it keep you guessing until the end.

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