Monday, July 23, 2007

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Published in 2005. 418 pages.

I've completed another Jodi Picoult novel, one of the five on my Summer Reading Challenge list. (That's three down, two to go - with seven days left in the challenge!)

Picoult continues to impress me with her ability to address difficult social issues with a compelling plot, written from the viewpoints of many of the characters and with liberal use of metaphor. Of the five of her novels I've read so far, I think I'd rank this one second or third. (My Sister's Keeper is still my favorite.) This one tugged on my heartstrings, too, even bringing me to tears while I was sitting at the optometrist's office waiting for Sugar Plum.



  1. I have read both good and bad reviews on this one. I have it but I haven't cracked it open yet.

  2. I put this on my wishlist after my sister told me she could not put it down (she liked it more than The Pact and My Sister's Keeper). I haven't picked up a copy yet, but I will hopefully soon!

    I love books that pull on your heartstrings.