- OH, USA
- member since October 20, 2010
I'm trying to get more into YA novels too, Hallie. I've been on a reading tear ever since we moved to the state of bugs, no winters, the KKK, peaches, hicks, elegant sunrises, and beaches. This year alone I've already read 51 books; my goal is 100. (I guess this is a natural side effect of not working.) Every time Julia and I go someplace new, we check out the bookstore there. Today in Hilton Head, we found a cozy little book-nook where I bought Ken Follett's "The Man From St. Petersburg." I love "The Great Gatsby" - it's one of my faves. Hope everything is well w/you and David. Julia and I still need to recover from the two/three days we just spent with my parents on HH.
Hallie, I read Defending Jacob. I thought it was quite a book. I found the character of Andy to be frustratingly naive - loyal to a fault - but I thought it was a well-plotted, consistently intriguing novel, and I believed the final twists and turns and found them compelling. I'm sure, as a lawyer, you might have some inconsistencies with it. My biggest problem was w/Andy but I thought his and Laurie's differing beliefs in Jacob's innocence (differing levels of guilt, too) did give the novel some pull, some weight on the home front. Well-written. I would definitely read something else by the author.