Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Until this, I had never read a Jodi Picoult book. Obviously I've heard a lot about her, and I've seen the movie version of My Sister's Keeper, so I had an idea of what I was getting into. The book actually wound up being exactly what I expected, and I mean that in a good way.
This book is the type that you really don't want to put down. It presents a moral dilemma, which turns into a court case (as I believe in most of her books), and you can't wait to hear how it will all turn out. I have heard that once you've read one of hers you know what to expect with the others. But even though this was my first I still was able to guess a lot of twists and turns (although I will admit that might also be due to spoiler-y reviews I read before).
The book's moral dilemma has to due with whether its better for a child to be raised with her gay parents compared to a Christian based "normal" couple. Both views are presented, but I had a hard type believing the more evangelical Christian points of view. It may be because I have the opposite viewpoint already, but I also read some reviews online by those who had the more that opposite viewpoint and even they felt Picoult didn't due justice to it.
It does leave a few plots points ambiguous towards the end, and I'd love to know more exactly what happens to everyone involved. But with it's faults I still was big fan of the story and its characters. And could easily see myself checking out a few more of Picoult's books.
Disclosure: I was provided this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.
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