Ebook, 352 Pages
Fiction/ Contemporary/ Adults
By: Jodi Picoult
“If we are meant to only have children who never encounter difficulty in life, then no one should be born”
🌟 This is my first book by Jodi Picoult who I have heard lot of good things about. I always avoided her books for no good reason, I just thought that they may be hyped and I wanted to give her a chance. Once I saw she was releasing this book and I read the synopsis I thought this is the book that will change our relationship.
🌟 I like books that deal with medical topics specially that they are topics usually avoided for being heavy and dark ones. I don’t think it is a matter of enjoying it or not but rather than it changed something in me as a future doctor.
🌟 The book started out really good and chapter 1 was amazing and I knew I would like the book, this chapter ended with a cliffhanger and it was actually the second to last chapter in the book, so the story starts from the ending to the beginning. I am not sure that I liked that and it was a bit confusing at some points and need some time taking to. I didn’t think it added anything to the story, it made the beginning good but I was less thrilled throughout the rest of the book. I mean if a character is alive by the end of the story then she must have survived an incident in chapter 3 for example for sure. (This is not an actual example from the book!).
🌟 I like the writing style and I highlighted 10 great quotes on my e-reader! I heard that this is not Picoult at her best which means that she is even more awesome than she was in this book!
🌟 And I need to point out that this was one of the most medically accurate books that I have ever read, I think she did a great job in the research. And she seems to go with Pro-choice more than pro-life but she doesn’t force that on readers. She just provides examples and situations that makes you compare the 2 POVs and decide for yourself! I really like that as it shows how different people think.
“Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right”
🌟 Every once in a while I need a wake up call as a medicine student. We tend to forget that we interact with people at their weakest states in our jobs which is emotionally draining. This was my wake up call!
“The thing is, if you saw the stuff I do every day on the job. you’d do anything not to feel”
🌟 Summary: A good book with great writing and it deals mainly with abortions. It provides insight to different opinions regarding that matter in a balanced way. I just didn’t like the reverse narration which had a more negative than positive impact. Definitely reading other books by Picoult in the future! I ended up giving this 3.5 out of 5 stars!
Prescription: For those who are interested in the topic of abortion and for medical students in general!
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