Friday, June 26, 2009

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

I absolutely ate this book up. It was one of those library flukes. I had this and one other Picoult book left to read on my list and I don't expect any of her books to ever be in in the library (usually you have to place a request order in), but on a whim I checked and there it was. I couldn't believe it.
So of course it was the 1st of the books I got that day to be opened and enjoyed. And enjoy it I did. Of all the topics I would never think to write about it would be the Amish. They are untouchable in a lot of ways, but completely intreguing at the same time, so I can see why Picoult would use them as a subject for one of her books.
The premise is that a newborn is found dead on an Amish farm. The death is suspicious and charges are laid on an Amish teenager. Modern and old world collide with the relationship of the girl in question and the lawyer who is to defend her.
I don't want to write too much about this one for fear of giving too much away, just know that I enjoyed it and reccommend it.


Sherilyn said...

That one had me at the first sentence. I stayed up late reading it because there is just no place where you can put it down. I just finished Vanishing Acts today. My sister's keeper is next on my list

Sheila DeChantal said...

When it comes to Piccoult, I have not found one I don't like yet.... :)