April 15, 2006

Plain Truth

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
Contemporary Fiction
Finished on 4/9/06
Rating: A- (8/10 Very Good)

I’ve read over half a dozen books by Jodi Picoult and with the exception of one (Vanishing Acts), each has been a spellbinding page-turner that has entertained me up to the very last paragraph. I enjoy the suspense of her courtroom dramas and find Picoult’s scenes well-written and believable. In Plain Truth, an 18-year-old Amish girl is accused of killing her newborn baby, whom she denies even giving birth to. As the truth is slowly revealed, her attorney comes to learn, firsthand, what it’s like to live “plain” on an Amish dairy farm in Paradise, Pennsylvania.

There are six more books by Picoult that I have yet to read. What a treat to look forward to!


  1. And to think I haven't read a single Jodi Picoult book! The one I owned, "The Pact", I gave away. Maybe I should give her a try. Which one of her books would you recommend someone totally unacquainted with her writing read first?

  2. Well, my favorite is still Keeping Faith. I wonder if it's because it was the first I'd read of Picoult's. It was simply so original and not at all what I expected. I also enjoyed The Pact and My Sister's Keeper more than some of her others.

  3. Yes, I've heard "My Sister's Keeper" raved about, so I'll keep a look out for that one and "Keeping Faith". Thanks.

  4. You're welcome. And by the way, I love your blog! Very, very beautiful.

  5. Thank you, Lesley. That is very nice of you to say. I love your blog,too. I think you write terrific reviews!

  6. I have this sitting here and was hoping to have it read for OtPS, but didn't quite make it. Great review Lesley! Now I'll definately put it to the top of my TBR stack.


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