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Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
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Dec 06, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, mystery, picoult-jodi, relationships, romance, teens
Read in December, 2010

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult is about an Amish teen girl who is charged with murdering her illegitimate baby. At first Katie denied even having a baby and consistently denied killing it. Ellie reluctantly volunteered to be her defense attorney who becomes her friend while staying on the farm with Katie to comply with the court order as a condition while awaiting her trial. Jodi Picoult shows the contrasts of the Amish and the English cultures in this intriguing novel of ethics, psychology, mystery, romance and judgment.

I was drawn into this story immediately and had a hard time putting it down. The story is told from Ellie’s perspective, and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for her when she was trying to get the truth from Katie as to what really happened. The trial was interesting and I definitely came away with a better understanding of the Amish community after reading Plain Truth. I highly recommend this book, especially to women.
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