Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
I actually bought this one. Truthfully, I bought it because it was Jodi Picoult and it was in traditional paperback form which means it was cheap. I'm cheap, I know and fully admit it. I'd be so broke if I bought every book that I wanted to read. Keeping Faith is an earlier Picoult novel that has been re-released in this paperback form (mostly I think because of how popular her books have been of late.) You can tell that it is one of her earlier books. Her style is there, but it's not as established as it is now. The story is good and very interesting. It kept me going anyways. What I like about Picoult's writing is that you think you know where the story is going and then it takes a twist that leaves you questioning...maybe that isn't what you thought it was. The story centres around Faith, a little girl whose parents are going through a divorce. Strange things start to happen around Faith, raised with no religion but suddenly starts being the centre of faith healings. Faith healings themselves are interesting things. I know that there is a lot of crap out there, faking healings. I also know people who have been miraculously healed. I am someone who believes that God heals today. I'm not sure where Picoult stands in terms of belief in God, but she has been flirting with the theme now in more than one of her books that I've read.