Friday, July 30, 2010

Plain Truth

Jodi Picoult is a very prolific writer. While there is a sameness to a lot of her stories (young person gets into trouble, how do their parents react? a lawyer gets involved, sometimes beyond the legal realm,...), she writes well, and, with few exceptions (House Rules being the main one), I've enjoyed her books.

Plain Truth is no exception. Set in an Amish community, Plain Truth tells the story of Katie Fisher, a young Amish woman, and whether or not she had a child out of wedlock, and whether or not she killed her baby.

I thought Jodi Picoult handled the Amish angle a lot more subtly than she did the Asperger's Syndrome in House Rules. And she keeps you guessing right to the end, with plenty of potential options. Definitely one of her better ones.

PS: amazing how many different covers there are for the same book by the way (and none of the ones offered by Zemanta matched the one I read)

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