Friday, July 20, 2007

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

I just recently finished reading Perfect Match, by Jodi Picoult. As I've come to expect with her, it was a beautifully crafted novel, with a sudden surprise near the beginning to draw you in, just the right amount of suspense to keep you reading throughout, and several surprise twists along the way (with the biggest one at the end). It wasn't, however, an all-nighter type.

This one is about a lawyer who specializes in prosecuting child molesters, and then finds out that her five-year-old son has been sexually molested. What would you do -- or what would you want to do -- if it happened to you, and you knew firsthand how ineffective the system was at taking care of these things?

As the character, Nina, says herself in the book, she only did what every parents always wants to do in that situation -- but can't quite get up the guts to act on it.

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