Maii Hideshi Hideshi itibaren Bhode, Maharashtra, Hindistan
The only Jodi Picoult I did not worship. I still could not put it down but found it to be slightly obvious. If this was by anyone else I would have rated 5 instead of 4- I expected more based on all of her other books.
One of my favorite authors. Great!
Well, well...how apropos to what's been going on in the news re: the school shooter at Virginia Tech. Through a combination of present-day narrative and flashbacks, the author tells the story (this is fiction!) of a child bullied from his first day in kindergarten, for no apparent reason other than chance and the innate tendency of the more powerful to prey upon the weakest person in a social group. Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire, he can't escape to another school, and the torment continues throughout his school years until the inevitable breaking point. Of course, the story is an imaginative speculation on what causes a situation like Columbine - but having just finished this a few days before the massacre at V Tech, I thought how coincidental our reading often i - how it mirrors, echoes, or even hints at events taking place all around us.