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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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Sep 05, 11

Read from August 21 to September 01, 2011

Leave it to Picoult to take a hot topic and turn it into a thought-provoking morality tale with a "twist" at the end. The writing is good, the plot is engaging, and the narrative changes keep it interesting (though can sometimes be a bit overkill as well)...but I've seen it all before. When I can figure out the twist almost immediately after "the big event" occurs, it kind of makes all of the good things about Picoult's books seem, well, smaller. I prefer books like Vanishing Acts and Mercy where the endings aren't as neat, and I don't feel as if I've been manipulated into participating in a debate that Picoult has so cleverly (or not-so-cleverly, as the case may be) crafted.
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