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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
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Oct 31, 11

Read from October 26 to 31, 2011

This is the first Jodi Picoult book I've had a chance to read. I enjoyed the first half of the book, the character's are real and you feel for them. The main character Zoe struggles with dealing with the harsh reality of infertility, delivering her baby stillborn, and then her husband divorces her. Zoe is broken but we watch her find herself again with the help of a new friend Vanessa. Their relationship slowly evolves and it is beautiful to see them fall in love. They decide to try to use Zoe's last three frozen embryos and so begins the part of the book that was very hard for me to stomach. Her ex husband has meanwhile become a born again Christian and belongs to a very judgemental church that when Max confides his in them the situation and his confusion, they seize this as an oppurtunity to create a media circus to shine publicity on their church and their "cause." It becomes difficult to read because what Zoe goes through is just so heartbreaking. What is sad is that all of the players in the trial that are either fighting for Zoe's right to have the embryos or Max's right to save them from growing up in an "immoral" household by giving them to his brother and his wife (who by outward appearance are the perfect Christian family wanting to raise a child,) sorry I'm turning this into one long run on sentence.... Anyways, these characters are all human, and they are all real. Thankfully this book does not end without hope that maybe one day human beings will no longer feel that they should deny other human beings the respect and openmindedness that they themselves would want in return.
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