Saturday, July 07, 2007

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

Published in 2002. 353 pages.

I've just completed another Jodi Picoult novel for the Summer Reading Challenge. This is the fourth of her books that I've read, and while I did enjoy it, I think that I'll rank it fourth in that short list. The things I like about Picoult's writing were there - well-developed characters, telling the story from varying points of view, and, of course, addressing difficult social issues - but for some reason this one just wasn't as compelling for me.

One of the things that I did particularly enjoy about Perfect Match was the use of metaphor to explore some of the themes, including relationships and truth. For example, the father/husband of the story builds stone walls as a profession and part of the story takes place on Halloween.



  1. This is one of Picoult's that I have not read yet. Other than The Tenth Circle, I've REALLY enjoyed the 6 or 7 that I have read!

    Nice review!

  2. Actually I have not read any Piccoult. I think I should start reading her.

    Do chk out my reviews on my Reading Room.

  3. I've read one Picoult, and I have a couple more on my TBR pile. Not this one, though!