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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
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Mar 11, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: own, spring-challenge-2011, 2011
Read from March 02 to 11, 2011

When I read what Jodi Picoult's new book was about I laughed, not because the topic is funny but because instead of the usual formula of one controversial social issue, this book contains about 10 and it also includes a companion CD, lyrics written by Miss Picoult herself. I laughed, I mocked, and then I went out and bought it. I am clearly the biggest fool on the planet.



Picoult's books draw me back like an old boyfriend. Initially things seem good, I get caught up in the story (crying already by page 30) and I forget what ever made us break up in the first place. As the book continues I inevitably get annoyed by the formulaic style and start to place bets on what issue she's going to tackle next. I finish the book vowing to skip her next book all together (although deep down I know lack the moral fortitude to really see it through) but then the following winter I find myself checking the date of her next release and the cycle begins anew.

Update:
I finished and I have to say I found this less annoying than her last one. Yes, it contained a ridiculous number of controversial social issues and an accompanying CD which is just plain silly but it was a fast, entertaining read. Jodi Picoult will never win the Pulitzer but her books suck me in every time, even when I swear it's gonna happen this time. What more can I say?

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