22 September 2014
Jodi Picault: Leaving Time
One of the things I like about reading different books is that you learn something from most of them. This time I learnt a lot about the fascinating world of elephants, how they bond together and get security through the matriarch of the herd,and especially the way they grieve and remember. This was an eye-opener and the real strength the book for me.
The rest of the book was pretty ordinary, with weak and flat characters, waffling away with little real story to an ending I have already forgotten. Several people told me that Jodi Picoult's books were great reading but I won't be going out of my way to read any more of her books.
The driver of my three star rating was the elephants, not the story or the writing.
This review was written by MonicaD. Thanks to The Reading Room and the publisher for a copy of this book.