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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Jodi Picoult at her best

Jodi Picoult never disappoints.....her storylines are timely and thought-provoking. I usually go into her books with a set opinion on the topic, and always end up either changing my mind or at least admitting that life in rarely black and white. I love the way she tac...
Jodi Picoult never disappoints.....her storylines are timely and thought-provoking. I usually go into her books with a set opinion on the topic, and always end up either changing my mind or at least admitting that life in rarely black and white. I love the way she tackles her subjects and characters. From Page 1, I am involved and I care. In my opinion, she is one of our best current authors. I am in the process of reading ALL of her books.

posted by Marlene8888 on August 15, 2009

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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Slow reading...Not happy

This is the second of Jodi Picoult's books that I had to force myself through. (The Tenth Circle being the first) Most of her books are wonderful stories that you can't put down because you come to love the characters and feel as if you know them. Mercy, however, was ...
This is the second of Jodi Picoult's books that I had to force myself through. (The Tenth Circle being the first) Most of her books are wonderful stories that you can't put down because you come to love the characters and feel as if you know them. Mercy, however, was a completely different story. The book is supposed to be about Maggie and Jamie, but instead over half of the book is dedicated to Cam's philandering with Mia...I wanted to slap Cam and Mia and tell them to get it together. I also wanted to slap Allie for being so naive. The concept of a mercy killing should have made for a great novel, but I think Picoult's ambitions got in her way with this book. I wouldn't recommend wasting your time on this one...

posted by AshleyLC on March 18, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    What a letdown!

    I have been reading Jodi Picoult for a while now, and have always enjoyed her novels, until this one. This book focused a lot on Cam's adultery, which was annoying in and of itself. Interspersed here and there was content dealing with Jamie and Maggie and what the book was supposed to be about. I was disappointed by what a predictable turn this book ended up taking. I had to force myself to finish the story, and even then, I skimmed the last 80 pages or so. I expected much better.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2009

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    Someone was having trouble meeting her deadline.Jodi

    If I could pick another title for this book it would be, How to Waste Ten Bucks. Jodi Picoult is usually a great author, but this time she really missed the mark. Her characters were under-developed and the "plot" for lack of a better term felt rushed even though it took an eternity to read.

    If you are going to read something by Picoult, I recommend The Tenth Circle, My Sister's Keeper, Vanishing Acts, Salem Falls, and Keeping Faith.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Just dont read. Not even worth one star.

    I love all of Jodi Picoult's books but this one was truly awful. I never even write reviews for the books I read but I had to for this one because I couldnt even bring myself to read the whole thing. I just skipped throughout to know what happened. Cam and Mia are the two most unlikable characters I have ever read about. This book did nothing but make me angry. Picoult has many wonderful books, read a different one of hers because this one really isnt even worth the read.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

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    Like crawling through the desert

    I enjoyed My Sisters Keeper until the last two chapters which completely ruined the book. So I was eager to try another Jodi Picoult book. This is the story of 4 people: Allie, a simpering wife who loves her husband Cam way more than he loves her, Cam, the wanderlust who is forced to come back to his weird Scottish-throwback city in MA and be the police chief. On the same day, enter Mia the mysterious bonsai lugging woman who has an affair with Cam and Jamie, a long lost scottish relative who comes to town to suffocate his wife who is suffering from end stage breast cancer. I don't like books about cheating which is mostly what this book is about: physically, mentally, emotionally. The only interesting characters were crazy Uncle Angus from Scotland and Cam's holistic mother. The main characters were unlikable and boring. I resented this book keeping me from other, more interesting reads. I think this is the last Jodie Picoult book I read

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

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    Did Jodi really write this?!?!?

    I loved The Pact - my absolute favorite of Ms. Picoult's books. This is so far on the other side of the realm, I really can't believe she even wrote it. I have tried at least 5 times to read this book and have gotten to where he sees Mia on the couch and then goes in and roughs up his wife, I just have to put this horrible book down. I really believe this is the last time I will even try to read it. Save your money and buy one of Jodi's other books, preferably The Pact or Plain Truth, both were very good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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