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Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
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Dec 29, 2007

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bookshelves: bc2007, fiction, 2008
Read in January, 2008

For the most part I enjoyed the story, but I found the changing viewpoints distracting. Because of this it was impossible for me to sit down and just read. I kept having to remind myself of "who" I was and what the circumstances were at the time.
Personally having a niece and 4 nephews that I adore, I have a hard time seeing the gray here, but I know legally he was wrong. I hope that I could put their lives above my own if it was needed.
On to the positive. The discussion of memories and how they can change or become lost was thought-provoking. It made me think back to some memories I have from early childhood (nothing bad here just a perspective thing).
Also, the point that history is an amalgam of everyone's memories reminds me of how differently my sisters and I remember our childhood. (I still think they were bigger pests than they do :D)
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Jodi Picoult
“There are some dreams that get stuck between your teeth when you sleep, so that when you open your mouth to yawn awake they fly right out of you.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

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Andrea Howarth-Salazar I am having the exact same problem with "Second Glance". I can't get into the story because it is constantly switching viewpoints. I love Jodi Picoult's novels and their moral dilemmas though.

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