J-Dub’s Review of “a spark of light” by Jodi Picoult

Before I start, I’m taking a detour.  I assumed I had read most if not all of Jodi’s books.  The jacket of “a spark of light” contained the list of all her works to include two YA novels I had not heard of until now.  I’m only 1/2 way through her list which I moved to my Goodreads TBR queue.  I am giddy with anticipation.

Now for the review which will contain zero spoilers.

This story primarily takes place in a single day with some references to events before and after which serve to provide understand of the characters motives.  In reverse chronological order, we tick back hour by hour to the beginning.

What she typically does with flair and fashion is provide both sides of a debatable subject without judgment.  Always diligently researched, she presents just the facts jack.  Then we, the readers get to decide.

This novel is an example of ripped from the headlines with a contemporary subject matter but not sensationalized for rating.  Packs an emotional punch with characters I could relate to in a very intimate way.  Not because I experienced same but because some things are simply universal.  What it means to be a woman in today’s society.  Choices and consequences.

I filled up my common place book with quotes.  I gave this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.  The Goodreads rating is 3.67.  I am in the minority of liking this book. Still I suggest you read and see for yourself.

As always, more to come.

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