“If this was the first Picoult book I read, I probably would have given it a more than average grade. I have high expectations for her books because I loved House Rules, Change of Heart and Handle With Care and the can't-turn-the-pages-fast-enough-feeling from reading those books.
I was disappointed because I found the storyline to be very predictable and hoped for a shocking ending with unexpected twists and turns throughout. I don't want to post spoilers, so I will just say that: Max acted as I anticipated throughout the story, Lucy's part of the story was obvious from the beginning, Vanessa/Zoe/Max's secrets were not hard to figure out, the court case and ending were very predictable. I also didn't find it very realistic for someone recently divorced to get married again after only 5 months of being in a new relationship.
I did enjoy Zoe's mother being very unique and reading the music therapy sessions Zoe had with her clients. The struggles of infertility and strain on couples relationships was well-written. I really enjoy Picoult's writing style and the story being told from different characters point of view. I will continue to read her novels and look forward to her next release Lone Wolf!”
Ally wrote this review Saturday, April 16, 2011.