April 15, 2006
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
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!