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Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
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Oct 15, 11

Read in October, 2011

I typically love Jodi Picoult novels but this one was a huge let down. She typically focuses on relevant topics and is able to capture the details of everyday life along with the real emotions her characters are dealing with; but Picture Perfect was nothing but a bad romance novel. Her portrayal of the wife battering is shallow and unrealistic. The little that she touches on Native American issues is interesting, but again, there's no real substance to anything in this novel.

I have chosen Jodi Picoult’s books in the past because she is able to portray the emotions and issues people face when dealing with challenges that have not been part of my world. I have marveled when imagining the in-depth research she must have conducted to create such realistic scenarios and have been amazed at how she can capture the essence of her characters lives. Picture Perfect totally missed the mark for me, so much so that I'm starting to wonder if Jodi Picoult even wrote this novel.
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