Friday, June 25, 2010

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult is an excellent book about a parent taking the law into her own hands and the devastating consequences. Nina, a prosecutor of child molesters, finds out first-hand what parents go through when it happens to her own 5-yr.-old boy, Nathaniel and refuses to trust the court system to administer justice because she is so familiar with how things usually go. This novel is about love, justice, right and wrong, and poses the question, "Just how well do we really know ourselves"?

The story is told from the perspective of the mother, the father and the little boy. I particularly enjoyed how the author let the reader inside the boy's head to know what he was thinking and his take on things. I found myself sympathizing more for the victim than for the main character.

I think any parent will be drawn into this book very quickly and won't be able to put it down! It has some surprising twists and turns as well as a shocking ending which makes for a great story but really makes one think about the ramifications! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I disagreed with the ending. Read it and judge for yourself. Turns out Caleb was Nina's hero.

(Karen's review 4/12/08)

Other Reviews On this Book:  Reading Without Restraint

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