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Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Challenge - Book #81 - Perfect Match

Today's review is for:

Perfect Match
Author: Jodi Piccoult
Pages: 368

This is the story of lawyer, Nina Frost.  She and her husband has a five year old son named Nathaniel.  One day after church, Nathaniel stops talking.  His parents have no idea why, so they take him in for counseling.  After a few weeks, there is no success, so they start to teach him sign language.  The counselor - after Nathaniel has learned some basic signs - ask Nathaniel if someone hurt him.  He is able to sign whom has abused him, and this sets off a wirlwind of events.  Nina finds herself in a position that no mother should ever have to be in as she watches her family fall apart.  It will take all of their resolve to start to heal.

This book was....okay.  That is a lot of okayish books for me this month, and I am not happy about it.  I like many of Piccoult's books, but this one was a bit of a miss.  Positives - I had to keep reading it because I wanted to know where the story was going .  (Jodi is famous for some twist endings and crazy story lines).  But in the end, I was disappointed in the direction the story took.  Without giving away too much, all I can say is that there is a 1% chance that in real life, this story would end the way it ended in the book.  Just too unrealistic.

I don't NOT recommend it, because it had some reall great mystery parts that would keep the reading engaged.  It was just the overall ending that did it for me.

Stars:  3 1/2

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