The classic, layered prose of Jodi Picoult never disappoints me. I am disappointed in myself because I just know I've read this book before but can't recall how it ends. I have to say that it holds my interest just as much the second time around.
This book is getting lots of buzz and I found it to be an important read in terms of awakening me to issues of race from a vantage point I had not visited before. However, I found the characters a bit flat, stereotyped, and the plot was a bit Hollywood-esque in its implausibility. Still, I read the book in 2 days and am glad I did.
Some of the narrative was tough to get through, but the book picked up pace toward page 75. I found it an intriguing storyline, and although I never loved any of the characters, I could not not finish it. A good read.
Started out not loving the narrator, but this book held my attention until the end and kept me guessing! If you like plot twists, you'll enjoy this nuanced narrative.
This was my daughter's summer reading book, but I stole it. A classic piece of fiction that has it all: superb character development, historical relevance, and plot twists.
This is the second book I've read by Blasberg. I love the way her plot moves along, and the mother-son depicting in this novel seemed spot-on. Growing up around the private preparatory school environment, I found the book so relatable.
Nothing short of a remarkable story well told.
Berg has long been one of my favorite writers. I admire the way she spins a tale, getting the most out of every carefully crafted word, saying more with less. Joy School is like a perfect glass of coffee: Curl up in a big comfy chair and let this short novel take you away for a couple of hours!
I enjoyed the way this tale was woven together and lives intersected, and I love reading about this difficult period in history. I wish the book had been a little more compacted, but it's worth reading.
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