Friday, December 4, 2009

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

****Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult****

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 19/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 94/100
Grade- A

Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts to form a relationship with her in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls. But just when Jack thinks he has outrun his past, a quartet of teenage girls with a secret turn his world upside down once again, triggering a modern-day witch hunt in a town haunted by its own history…


I am really starting to love Jodi Picoult. This is the 3rd book of hers that I've read and it was just as amazing as the others.

It always takes me a little bit of time to get into her books but when I do I read the majority of it in one sitting. There's something about them that doesn't let me put it down.

Her characters are always so real. Throughout the entire novel I felt a deep pain for Jack and anger towards the girl who got him put in jail. But by the time I was finished my opinions began to shift and I was no longer angry at her. Picoult writes in a way that makes you question your thoughts. I would start to think one thing but a couple of chapters later I would recreate my opinion. It is very awesome to get to hear from many of the characters and get inside their heads.

Overall I would say that Salem Falls was amazing all around and if you like a controversial read go for it or any Jodi Picoult novel. I know I will!


1 comment:

M.Mess said...

I just finished reading Jodi Picoult's CHANGE OF HEART which i could not put down. I agree with you on how the characters are so real. And i also totally agree with you on how she has a way of making you think and question your thoughts! I don't know if you read Change of Heart but it brings in some religion which really got me thinking. She wrote it from 4 different narrators which made it great to understand the characters. Reading what you wrote about Salem Falls makes me really want to read it so thanks! And if you havent gotten to Change of Heart yet, i really recommend it to you...Jodi Picoult is great!