Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Second Glance

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult was another book in my personal reading marathon.  I considered it to be a page turner.

Cover:  This cover didn't really convey any feelings in me or inspire any musings. 

Characters:  The characters were fascinating people who all seemed to be missing something.  There were several characters who played significant parts in the story, so I won't take the time to discuss all of them.  Each character was unique in their own way, but they all seemed to need or want something they didn't have.  For most of them, I believe it was love.

Writing:  Picoult always does a fantastic job writing.  She kept me in suspense throughout the entire book.  I especially liked how she used a chunk of the book to tell Lia's story from her perspective.

Plot:  The plot of the story was great.  It was unique but used the "ghost story" angle that catches people's attention.  I love reading ghost stories and trying to learn more about who that ghost used to be and what might have happened to them.  Picoult told a wonderful ghost story.  I also liked how she linked all of the characters together.  I'm starting to see that love and the great lengths we go for love are major themes in Picoult's work.

Overall:  4/5  This was a great story about how far some people will go to protect someone they love or to never have to be away from them.  Some people will even try to cross the fine line between life and death.


  1. I'm reading a book with the same theme - 'To what extent Stella goes to protect what's hers'....Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts....

  2. I thought this novel sounded really intriguing! I'm glad to hear it's got a unique spin - I'll definitely have to check it out. It sounds like a moving read. Thanks for the review!