New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her ability to tap into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she explores what happens when a young woman's past -- a past she didn't even know she had -- catches up to her just in time to threaten her future.
Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father,...more
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Also, I could tell the answer to the "mystery" of why the father did what he did was going to be a long time coming--there seemed to be a lot of secrets conveniently being kept, which I thin ...more
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Vanishing Acts is yet another well told tale by Jodi Picoult, who is a master at character development. Once again telling the story through first person accounts of the main characters, she weaves together a family drama centered on a "kidnapping" that had occurred 28 years earlier.
Thirty-one year old Delia Hopkins, aka Bethany Matthews, discovers her loving and devoted father, took her away from her alcoholic mother and her childhood in S ...more
The thing is, at f ...more
i have heard complaints about the way jodi picoult does not ma ...more
Mostly I feel like she crammed a few too many side-plots and characters into this.
- I really c ...more
1.people did not like that she switched characters and fonts,
I say why not!?? like they have never read a book that has done that???
2. people did not like that she had unnessasary characters and sub-plots, don't all large novels have those??? I would be shocked if I read one that did not ha ...more
Having recently read so many books with plots that revolve around a missing child I began to consider what about this topic inspires so much powerful fiction and compels so many of us to read these boo ...more
Vanishing Acts is about Delia Hopkins who had a great childhood, a wonderful little girl, and was engaged to one of her best friends, Eric. However, 28 years later, her father is arrested for kidnapping Delia when she was 4 years and moving across country. Delia now uncovers the truth abou ...more
I like multiple perspectives in books, if I like all of ...more
The book has more than one protagon ...more
One of the characters really bugged me, it was the boyfriend Eric. He did too many things that didn't make sense, and left me thinking "nobody would've done that", and that can really ruin a book. Why did he agree to defend the dad? He shouldn't have done it. It didn't make any sense.
Also, all t ...more
The daughter, Delia Hopkins, now a professional search and rescuer, has always known that her mother died in an automobile accident, and invents many versions o ...more
Anyway, I wound up changing my rating from three to four stars because of the ending. Whenever I get to the end of a novel, it can take me sever ...more
In my reading of Vanishing Acts, I paid way more attention ...more
She couldn't believe it! Andrew was a respected member of the community, he was ...more
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