The story involves a very interesting rape case. This is my first time reading a rape case wherein there's a big part of me who thinks that the rape v...moreThe story involves a very interesting rape case. This is my first time reading a rape case wherein there's a big part of me who thinks that the rape victim is annoying and I am actually rooting for the rapist. The sweetheart defense is really strong and it's hard to tell who's lying and who's telling the truth. Jodi Picoult is really good at this and it really makes me think hard about what is really going on. There are a lot of twists and turns that makes the story more exciting and engaging.
I already read four of her books (My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Pact and the Plain Truth) and it feels good that although there are a lot of elements that are still the same I still find this one interesting from her other works. What I like about it is that the plot is well thought out compared to Plain Truth, indeed its plot is very fluid. I like the comic strip parts of the books even though they are fillers, they are nice fillers. I like the Dante's references and how it connects with the storyline.
My only complaint is that I find the ending not satisfying because it lacks closure. I think Jodi Picoult's novels are limited with word count because the story is already really long and maybe she can't write the continuation anymore so it ended that way. I feel bad that there is no court drama in this novel and majority of it is focused on investigation. However, I still find this novel thought-provoking and well written. (less)
The book started a bit slow. Compared to the other Jodi Picoult books that I've read (My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Pact) this seems a bit...moreThe book started a bit slow. Compared to the other Jodi Picoult books that I've read (My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Pact) this seems a bit dragging and you probably be bored reading the first half of the book. The thing that I don't like about it is some of the parts of the book is irrelevant and is only there as fillers. Like for example, the paranormal aspect of the story wherein Katie can see her sister Hannah's ghost in the pond. The love story of Katie and Adam is also written poorly. Also, the flashbacks are written in italics that you can hardly read it.
Despite of those flaws, the second half is really interesting and fast-paced. The thing that I really look forward to is reading the court drama in every Jodi Picoult book. It makes you think hard and sometimes it's hard to not really get into it even though you know that it's just fiction. The ending of the story is probably one of the most disturbing and shocking endings that I've read. It is open-ended and it leaves a big question in the mind of its readers.
At the end, we learned that Katie's mom was the one who killed the baby and she confessed it to Atty. Hathaway after Katie's trial (the decision of the court: Katie is guilty but she will not be put in jail but will suffer a sort of experimental house arrest). Technically, Katie is still free despite the fact that that was the verdict (seems like a victory in the part of the defense) but after the shocking confession of Katie's mom the lawyer was put in the pressure of telling the truth or just keeping it for the sake of everybody. And the story just leave it there with a little bit of hint that the lawyer might just keep it a secret because she has developed a bond in the family.(less)
This manga only has 2 volumes so it's a very short manga. I gotta admit after reading Volume 1 I was confused because...moreReview for the whole manga series
This manga only has 2 volumes so it's a very short manga. I gotta admit after reading Volume 1 I was confused because the things are not that explained and I don't know exactly where the story is going. However, when I've read Volume 2 everything finally makes sense. It was the type of manga that is very creepy and there's like this horror and gothic feeling. I really like the ending because I didn't really expect that it would end that way. Because it ended in a very tragic and scary way. And I never really thought that the ghost was evil because she's very cute and she's like very beautiful and fragile that I didn't really expect her to act that way in the end.
So, 5 stars for creeping me out and the unexpected twist in the end. (less)
The ending was pretty cheesy and some parts are predictable. But there are parts I have not guessed. And I like the fact that the (view spoiler)[two w...moreThe ending was pretty cheesy and some parts are predictable. But there are parts I have not guessed. And I like the fact that the (view spoiler)[two wolves are alive while all the rabbits are killed (hide spoiler)].(less)
This is not original and very similar to Saw Movie Series. I only read it because it is available in mangaepub.com and I thought that it will be a goo...moreThis is not original and very similar to Saw Movie Series. I only read it because it is available in mangaepub.com and I thought that it will be a good manga.
Not that scary but I think I'll continue reading because I want to find out who the killer is. (less)
Very similar to the anime. Truth be told, watching the Anime back then I am one of the few crazy people who thinks that Light's actions (killing crimi...moreVery similar to the anime. Truth be told, watching the Anime back then I am one of the few crazy people who thinks that Light's actions (killing criminals with the use of Death Note) is okay. If you ask me is it moral to kill criminals, I would say yes it is.
Back then when the anime series is really popular, my friends talk about it a lot and debated with it a lot. The majority thinks it is wrong to kill criminals and it's like I and only one of my friend feel like it is okay to kill them. They are actually shocked to learn that that was my opinion.
Actually that friend (who also agrees that criminals should be killed) really likes Light and she was the only Team Light because I have become Team L when Light kills Raye Penber. That was my only objection to Light's actions because in the process of this plan of his, he eventually kill the FBI agents in order to fulfill his goal. Which I think was really immoral (to kill innocent people).
I was actually rooting for Light at first and for me he's like an antihero hero of a story. But I just can't be okay with him killing the police so yeah Team L. (less)