Sep 7, 2009
THIS NOVEL IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES OF ALL THE ONES JODI PICOULT HAS WRITTEN, BECAUSE IT DEALS WITH A MAN WANTING TO REPLENISH HIS SOUL BY HELPING A YOUNG GIRL IN NEED BEFORE HIS TIME ON EARTH IS DONE. HOWEVER, AT THE SAME TIME IT IS A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION. BUT IT IS DEFINATELY A MUST READ, BUT THEN AGAIN ALL OF HER NOVELS ARE MUST READS.
Dec 17, 2008
This book is excellently written and very thought provoking. The characters in this book are multidimentional and provide many eye opening questions that need answers. Is capital punishment, execution by lethal injection or heart transplant surgery humane ways to live and die? Are a person's religeous beliefs considered a religion? There are no easy answers for the victims, inmates, killer or judicial system. Great read.
Apr 9, 2008
This is a hard book to review because there were so many reasons why I didn't like it but couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in two days. I have read all of this author's books and have enjoyed them all - some more than others but I cannot say that this one is very good. It seemed to be more of a soapbox for the author's opinions on the death penalty, religion and the ACLU than anything else. There is litte sympathy for the victim in this book and lots for the so called criminal. Also the big twist was something that has been done over and over again so when finally revealed, it was no surprise. Also, some of the story seemed to be taken right out of "The Green Mile" which was quite disconcerting. I would recommend with reservations.