Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate, if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true, if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?One day June Nealon was happily anticipating a lifetime of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. Waiting for a miracle to happen.For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The ...
Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate, if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true, if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?One day June Nealon was happily anticipating a lifetime of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. Waiting for a miracle to happen.For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens one day that changes everything for him. Now he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's twelve-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes and the rage of a mother who has lost her child.Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerises and enthralls readers with a story of justice, love and redemption.'This is vintage Picoult, expertly crafted, thought-provoking and compelling.' Entertainment Weekly
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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
Life and Death
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
Not what I thought
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.
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