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Songs of the Humpback Whale: A Novel in Five Voices

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Touching

I usually don't write reviews but after reading all of the negative reviews and then reading this book myself, I feel compelled to write one. In my opinion, this was a very touching novel that really hit home for me. Although I didn't personally deal with abuse growing ...
I usually don't write reviews but after reading all of the negative reviews and then reading this book myself, I feel compelled to write one. In my opinion, this was a very touching novel that really hit home for me. Although I didn't personally deal with abuse growing up, I am married with 2 children and have gone through losing myself and leaving my home with my children to rediscover myself. This book hit really close to home for me. I love how it gave everyone's perspective! It was a little slow in parts but I found myself crying like a baby at the end, as I have done in all of her books that I have read. Definatly another excellent read by a brilliant author!

posted by 17571079 on July 15, 2013

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A bit disappointing

I love some of Picoult's other works, so I tried this one. Maybe it's just me, but reading the same story 5 times - even from 5 different perspectives - was boring. I found myself thinking SO many times - but I know this already ... get on with the story. The last half ...
I love some of Picoult's other works, so I tried this one. Maybe it's just me, but reading the same story 5 times - even from 5 different perspectives - was boring. I found myself thinking SO many times - but I know this already ... get on with the story. The last half of the book I just skimmed through to see if there was anything relevant to the plot. I won't give up on Picoult though. I plan to read all of her works because I loved the first three I read: My Sister's Keeper (I read this before I even knew a movie was coming out.), Change of Heart (really LOVED this one), and Plain Truth.

posted by 1051743 on April 6, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Touching

    I usually don't write reviews but after reading all of the negative reviews and then reading this book myself, I feel compelled to write one. In my opinion, this was a very touching novel that really hit home for me. Although I didn't personally deal with abuse growing up, I am married with 2 children and have gone through losing myself and leaving my home with my children to rediscover myself. This book hit really close to home for me. I love how it gave everyone's perspective! It was a little slow in parts but I found myself crying like a baby at the end, as I have done in all of her books that I have read. Definatly another excellent read by a brilliant author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    FORCEMATE

    Timepool at 'old mortality'. I'm done with her rper.

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    Posted August 9, 2014

    Cotton

    Moans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Phenomenal

    Another great story by Jodi Picoult. Such a beautiful story of love and loss. The complexity if the characters leaves you with a set of new friends and yearning to learn more.

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  • Posted March 12, 2009

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    Another great one from Jodi Picoult!

    She just knows how to do it! An mazing book by an amazing writer! Great for any age and I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2008

    A Different type of story......

    Since this was her first published novel, the storyline is not as controversial as her more recent novels. Would I recommend this novel? Definitely yes! If you enjoy this author, I believe that you should also read her earlier publications.I will not get into what this book is about, since other reviewers have done that for you, but I will add that even though her more recent way of writing has taken a different twist, her earlier works are just as enjoyable!!! I look forward to anything this author has to offer!

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