Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is pretty good at publishing books that people like. But I'm really getting tired of ready the same kind of crap. This is turning into a Lurlene McDaniel situation, and those of you who are librarians know what I'm talking about. All of Picoult's books have the same multiple narrators. All of them have a plot line that I guess at the beginning, but the climax still builds like the reader doesn't know what is going to happen. And lately all of them have a good share of religion and mysticism in them. This one goes along with all her others. To me, you can't beat her book Plain Truth. That's still my favorite.
June had her daughter and 2nd husband shot in her home by a handyman, Shay Bourne. Shay received the death penalty. But June was pregnant at the time of the shooting and now her little girl Claire needs a heart. Shay wants to give his to her. And, that's the plot line. Add in a few lawyers, police officers, a priest, a rabbi, and a cute doctor for interesting dialogue.