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Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
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Sep 06, 07

bookshelves: mystery, fluff
Read in November, 2006

Like Plain Truth (which I liked better), this is another book about ordinary people who suddenly have their lives turned upside down.

There was a lot of great stuff in here questioning whether the ends justify the means and whether it's ever okay to do the wrong thing for what seems like a right reason.

There's a lot in here as well about identity personal history and the like.

The B story (wherein the heroine's father goes to prison) lost me a bit -- I never felt emotionally connected to it as I did the heroine's own issues and felt a lot of what happened was put in there more for shock value (I also question the need to go into great detail on how one would make meth in prison), but the rest was very tightly woven and compelling.
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