Sunday, March 25, 2007

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

Ross is a ghost hunter who has never seen a ghost. He has been searching to reconnect with his dead fiancée Aimee. He never thinks he will feel anything again until he goes to Comtosook, Vermont and helps out a developer trying to find out what is going on at an ancient Abenaki Indian burial ground. The truth behind the events of this town will be nothing that anyone expects in this life or the next.

I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and have met her in person 3 times. This one was different than all over books that I have read of hers. The writing style was the same and I enjoyed how the story flowed. This was one of my favorite types of stories dealing with the paranormal and that some of it was based on fact just made it that more interesting and appealing. She always is able to put true events in a way that pulls you in and you have to find out how the book is going to turn out.

The characters in this book were amazing. They all had hopes and dreams but I really didn’t have a favorite. I was rooting for all of them. They were different than any of the other characters that she had written and I really liked that a lot. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Ross. He really wanted to get some closure but he didn’t feel he had anything left to live for. I have known moments like that but I was impressed with how well he was able to deal with it.

This book was shocking from beginning to end but one of the best ones I have read so far. I can see why she said this was her favorite to write. It is so different but so enjoyable! I give this a 5/5 because I couldn’t put it down. It was that great! I can’t wait to read more by her cause I have quite a few to go still. Jodi is a wonderful writer and I enjoy everything she writes! She is a true fan in me!


That says it all right there. :) Off to read another romance. LOL

11 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I haven't yet read this one, but I hope to one of these days. I have enjoyed all of the books I have read by Jodi Picoult to date. Thanks for a great review!

Amanda said...

I LOVE Jodi Picoult! I own each one of her books and the pages are littered with those little "post-it flags" marking passages and quotes that I love or relate to. Have you read Keeping Faith yet? That's a great one!

Lover of Books said...

Feline, it is really good and Ican't wait to hear what you think of it. :)

Amanda- I have not read Keeping Faith yet but will buy it. I buy all of her books. lol I have read 8 of her books now and hope to get to 19 minutes soon. :)

Kristie said...

I just finished 19 Minutes and absolutely LOVED it! I am afraid to read anything else because I don't know how it will stand up to it! It was sooooo good!

Lover of Books said...

Kristie, I recommend My Sister's Keeper or Plain Truth. Both are very good! :)

Kristie said...

Thanks for those recommendations. Plain Truth was a Lifetime movie, I believe with Mariska Hargarity from Law and Order SVU. I wonder if because I have seen the movie, it would ruin the book?

Have you read The Tenth Circle? I think I may get that one.

Lover of Books said...

No it would not ruin Plain Truth if you have seen the movie. :)

Tenth Circle was very good in my opinion. :) If you do decide to get that one, tehre is a comic book in it and skip it and read the story all the way through and then go back to read it. They are making a lifetime movie of Tenth Circle too. :)

Amanda said...

I didn't know about the Tenth Circle movie! Thanks for the info bit...my own opinion on the Plain Truth movie is that it wasn't very good. Haha..surprise surprise the book is 100 times better than the movie!

Lover of Books said...

I was very impressed with the Plain Truth movie not so much as with THe Pact. I am nervous about My Sister's Keeper but then that was my first. :)

Going 'round and round said...

i read the 19 mintues and im 14 and it scare dme the killing that ppl could think liek that i was suprised..

Lover of Books said...

Going round- I am puzzled why you would be suprised after Colombine and other school shootings. Yes it is scary that they think like that but bullies all bring it on. It's sad but true.