Sunday, February 15, 2009

Book Review

Change of Heart
by Jodi Picoult
Hmmm. This book really makes you think and readjust your values and beliefs - to a certain extent. And, it is just a novel.
I had a bit of trouble following this book initially. Each chapter is from the viewpoint of one of the main characters in the book. In order to help you realize who was "speaking," the font is changed for each person. After four or five chapters, I got into the rhythm of the book.
This book deals with capital punishment from the persepective of:
A convict wanting to donate his heart to a victim's family member.
An ACLU lawyer who I liked regardless of her occupation and place of employment.
A priest with a triple connection to the convict.
The prisoner in the next cell.
The woman whose husband and older daughter were killed.
Picoult is an excellent author with fifteen published books. At this time, the Daingerfield Public Library has the following books by Picoult:
My Sister's Keeper
Vanishing Act
Nineteen Minutes

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