This book has an amazing narrative that is so important. I am so sucked in, it's got me hooked.
Just wasn't quite sure about this one, I found it abit too preachy and I got bored as it was very repetitive. I did love the relationship between the daughters and their fathers though, reminded me of my dad and me ❤
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This one gets a so-so from me because the structure was disappointing to me and to my entire book club. One member said she read the chapters in reverse order, from the end of the book to the beginning—I wish I‘d thought of that!! I also feel like I want a little bit more info about some of the characters at the end. Good story, and thought-provoking, but I didn‘t absolutely love it.
My book club had a fantastic discussion about this one!!
I‘ve always loved Jodi Picoult. I love that she tackles hard subjects and writes about them in a way that no matter what side you‘re on, you‘re able to see the subject from all sides. This book, however, felt unfinished to me. The characters themselves as well as the ending of the story - I just wanted and expected more. I didn‘t mind the WAY the book was written, sort of end to beginning, I just think she left too much hanging. 🤷🏼♀️
My friend sent me this book about a gunman who shoots up an abortion clinic. I‘m still heading to my volunteer shift this morning as a patient escort at Planned Parenthood. 💪🏼
I have mixed feelings about this one. I think the story was good, and I liked the characters. The backwards timeline was what I didn‘t care for. It didn‘t detract enough that I couldn‘t enjoy the book, but I would have preferred a more traditional approach.
Still a pick for me though. 🙂
I took a break from YA fiction to read this. I used to love her books... so I thought, why not?! I enjoyed the storyline over this controversial topic. Piccoult really shows that people can have different opinions and work together. To take time and listen to what others have to say-but to remain kind and good-hearted. My main complaint is the backwards plot setup. Unique, but I felt like I didn‘t get closure on the characters I loved. Good, tho!
This month's book club read. While this subject matter is not my cup of tea, my hat goes off to Jodi Picoult. She is always able to write about difficult subject matters in a thoughtful, logical, and balanced way.
It should be noted that the audiobook narrator is excellent with this title.
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Although I enjoyed this book, I can see why it has a lot of bad reviews. Picoult does not try to hide her personal opinion regarding this controversial issue. I did really enjoy this book until the end. There are A LOT of developed characters, so I was frustrated that not all of their outcomes were as clearly detailed as others.
We had a fantastic discussion today about a very controversial topic. I have tremendously enjoyed the conversation today with the ladies of the LitsyBookClub. Join us in May for “The Alice Network“.
This is not a book I would have picked up on my own, but it‘s a pick because overall I think the story serves its purpose well and I was continuously engaged in that story. I had some frustrations with the backwards timeline, especially through the middle, but I could see the value of that method in how certain topics were discussed later and the way key points were revealed towards the end.
This starts in the middle of things and then backs up hour by hour. It felt more like a gimmick than an effective format, and by the end I was just sort of annoyed that I kept reading. A couple of moments of brilliance, but overall not one I'd recommend.
I found this book incredibly engaging and unputdownable, but the backwards timeline was confusing and the author tried to put every single issue into the narrative and therefore the storytelling felt artificial.
And while this book tried to be a feminist novel, I really disliked the “daddy‘s little (pure) princess” undertones.
I loved this book. Reproductive freedom is something I‘ve always felt very strongly about and I‘ve researched it going back to classical antiquity. I‘m always looking for more on the subject. This book shows both perspectives. One day we women will not have to fight anymore for what is ours! #prochoice
Women had been property. Their chastity had always belonged to a man, until abortion and contraception put control of women‘s sexuality in the women‘s hands. If women could have sex without the fear of unwanted pregnancy, then suddenly the man‘s role had shrunk to a level somewhere between unnecessary and vestigial. So instead, men vilified women who had abortions. They created the stigma: good women want to be mothers, bad women don‘t.