NSBR: Mini Book Review

An update on an earlier post:
I finished the Jodi Picoult book, Keeping Faith. It’s about a little girl (coincidentally named Faith) who, although a non-practicing Jew, starts to recite Bible passages, heal others and develops stigmata. Doesn’t Ms. Picoult come up with the most fascinating topics to write about? This book pulled me in right away and I couldn’t put it down. There are several subplots, including an unusual love story, that kept me very interested and wondering what would happen next. This book has some interesting things to say about “today’s media”, about how child custody is decided in today’s courthouses, and about mother/child vs. father/child relationships. The best part to me was trying to decipher how the mother felt about what was happening to Faith – did she believe her or just believe in her? It reminded me of how I think parents of murderers or other criminals must feel: no matter what happens, no matter what others think, that is still MY child. Wow, heavy stuff. I highly recommend this book as both an entertaining and thought-provoking read. Now I’m reading this bizarre book The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen. It’s probably too naughty for me to give a review of so, just trust me, check it out.

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2 Comments on NSBR: Mini Book Review

  1. leslie r
    March 28, 2007 at 9:39 am (7 years ago)

    I was at Target the other day and decided to forgo that book for Picture Perfect. I completely agree with you about Ms. Picoult. There is something so beautiful about her writing, even when the topic can be ugly. She does pick the most interesting topics to write about though. My all time favorite book is The Pact.

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  2. Alex
    April 25, 2007 at 5:55 am (7 years ago)

    Thank You

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