View Full Version : Excellent book, easy read
07-18-2004, 03:02 PM
If you're looking for an excellent book that is a quick read and completely engrossing, check out "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult.
You're gonna love it!!
Hi neighbor! I'm from Glendale Heights...a little bit of a drive but still chicagoland.
07-18-2004, 04:57 PM
Well hello neighbor from Glendale Heights!!
I read a few of your recent posts. What have you decided to do about moving to MN?
Thanks for the suggestion, I love to read!
07-19-2004, 04:50 AM
thanks for the suggestion :)
07-19-2004, 05:19 AM
Thanks for the suggestion!!
Can you tell us a little bit about it?
07-19-2004, 09:08 AM
Great book. I already read it and passed it on to three friends. Another easy read book is "Second Chance" by Danielle Steele. If you like FBI thrillers, try "Blow Out" by Catherine Coulter. As you can tell, I love to read!
Thanks for the book suggestion, I love to read a whole lot of different types of books. Thanks again Iris.:thumbsup:
07-19-2004, 03:00 PM
"My Sister's Keeper" is a whole lot better (and less depressing) then it sounds.
It's about a family that has a son and daughter. The daughter gets leukemia (sp?) and the parents decide to have another baby, hoping for a genetic match, that can help save their sick daughter.
I won't tell you any more but, rest assured, it's a witty, heart-wrenching, thought provoking book that you won't be able to put down. Interestingly enough, I was hesitant to read it at first because, quite frankly, I generally dislike books that involve sickness but it was our book club selection for the month of February so I had to read it. I'm glad I did.
07-22-2004, 09:42 AM
Hi, I have read all of Jodi Picoult's books and really enjoyed most of them.
I did find her most recent one "My Sister's Keeper" to be a little slower than some of hers plus she throws in a lot of different characters that I feel don't really need to be there. But the book is still very enjoyable and the subject matter is very interesting.
One of her books in particular that I would highly recommend is "Plain Truth" about a young Amish girl and a young female lawyer who helps her in her predicament which I won't spoil by mentioning. I read recently that the book is going to be made into a movie on Lifetime. We don't get that channel in Canada but hope it will appear elsewhere. Another of her books called "The Pact" is very engrossing but also very sad. It was also made into a movie on Lifetime but I haven't seen it either.
Other books by Jodi that I would recommend are: "Mercy" and "Keeping Faith". She has written about ten books in all and I enjoyed most of them very much - I just have my favourites.
HAPPY SUMMER READING!!
07-22-2004, 06:46 PM
Well, that just goes to show that everyone's different. I thought "My Sister's Keeper" was one of the best books I've ever read, and "Plain Truth" was only O.K. It was a slow read for me.
"The Pact" was interesting as well. In fact, I think all of Jodi Picoult's books have some merit and are worth reading. Overall, she's probably my favorite author.
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