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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-2016, arc

This book is intense and timely given the current political climate in this country.

I was hesitant when I start reading it because I thought, "Why is Jodi Picoult writing this story in these voices?". I'm still not sure how I feel about that. But if I put all of that aside and focus on the story and the characters without considering the author, I liked it. The book made me think about my own bias (because we all have it even if we don't immediately see it or recognize it). The Turk chapters *were* difficult to read, there are a lot of opinions and actions taken by the character that are fueled by hate. However, I liked the other two main characters and wanted to keep going.

The ending seemed a little too perfectly packaged, but after reading the author's notes at the end I appreciated it more.

Definitely a thought-provoking book.

After reading it, I saw an interview with Daniel Radcliffe on The Daily Show that reminded me of the book:


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Reading Progress

August 14, 2016 – Started Reading
August 14, 2016 – Shelved
August 19, 2016 –
August 19, 2016 – Finished Reading
September 9, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016
September 9, 2016 – Shelved as: arc

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