Recommend to read- 9/10
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!