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A good read, but a little disappointing at times...
on 22 November 2006
Having read My Sister's Keeper previously, I had high expectations for this book. In some ways they were met -- the plot was as complex and the characters as real as I had read previously in Piccoult's writing, but in other ways this book was some what disappointing. Personally, I found it hard to suspend my disbelief about the so called teenage witches in my book. To the casual reader Piccoult's research into the wiccan religion would seem as detailed as any other topic she has chosen to pursue, and indeed plenty of the information she includes is very acurate, but at times it doesn't ring true if you know anything about paganism. I also found it some what confusing that the reader is shown nothing of Gillian's motivation -- is she simply just angry? I found her actions hard to believe without seeing enough of her inner thoughts to back them up.
Still, a good read and certainly thought provoking -- read it and form your own opinion.