That depresses me. Greatly.
So, in pursuit of actually posting something somewhat enjoyable for you guys to read, I decided to dig out some of my older reviews in my other goodreads account.
Here's a review of House Rules by Jodi Picoult a little less than two years ago.
Ingrediants for a Jodi Picoult book.
1.Child with issue.
2.Neglected and troubled child
3.Something to do with law.
4.1 random death per story
Then, you mix and match, and create a Jodi Picoult book!
Easy,isn't it? By the time I have gotten to this book, I am starting to tire of the same storyline.I really enjoyed My sister's keeper, handle with care was okay, and now I've figured the exact ingredients for a perfect Jodi Picoult book.On top of that, it's also VERY annoying to have her keep on switching perspectives, just when we've gotten into the story.However, the reason I come back for more, is that I love her characters and the way she makes them so realistic. The rest is all gibberish to me. I mean, it's really thought-provoking, but after hearing the same message so many time,WE GET IT!
I love you, Jodi, but please do something different for a change.
Nicole and I went through a 'let's love Jodi Picoult!' stage about two years ago, before submerging into 'OMG it's the same book!' stage a few months after that. My anger was shown here with my excess use of exclamation marks and CAPITAL LETTERS- though I still gave it three stars. I wasn't the harshest reviewer then... I gave Twilight three stars at first (oh the shame). I actually found the review of it, and it was written approximately the same time as House Rules. Here you go: