Hello, welcome to the Breaking Blues Book Club. Or something. Today’s topic: Picoult, Jodi. People who have read her frequently, or even just read more than one book by her, tell me if she’s any good or not. I mean, here’s my thing with the book I have read, Plain Truth: I was riveted and couldn’t stop reading, then I got to the end and it didn’t make any sense to me. It felt like she wanted to do a twist ending, and so she did. I know all fiction is contrived, but really good stuff doesn’t feel contrived, in my humble opinion.
But I see her books every-freakin’-where. At Wal-Mart, which doesn’t carry many fiction books, much less ones by the same author. They seem to have three or four or more of her titles consistently. Target has probably a half-dozen or more.
I was looking for spoilers for some of her books on Wikipedia, to see if others sounded contrived. Yes. They did. Notably Change of Heart. More so the plot in that one, the ending didn’t sound that bad. But there was also a twist that I looked at and thought, “Huh?” And the description for her new book makes me want to throw things-what mother does that? If you don’t know what that is, read some of the Amazon reviews or something.
So tell me your thoughts on her endings. Good, bad? What do you recommend, and what do you stay far away from? I may never even try another book by her; I still feel kind of burned. But do tell, as I try to ignore yet another promo for that insufferable-looking Miss March movie. I know Miss March, and you, Playboy lady who your coma boyfriend didn’t get to deflower, are no Miss March.