Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult (2013)

4.5 stars

Mac leant this book to me probably about a year ago because we love Jodi Picoult and she told me this one was a really good one, my only regret is that it took me so long to actually read it.

This book is told from four different perspectives, although Josef's is only once or twice and Minka's is a whole section on it's own, it's mostly from the perspective of Sage. Although I enjoyed this book, I found it kind of hard to keep reading in the first part, but once I got to the second part which was Minka's story I was hooked and I finished it in a day. I found this book really upsetting because Minka's story was so heartbreaking and I know that Jodi Picoult always researches the topics in her books really well before writing them so last night I just cried about how much people suck for like half an hour after I finished her story. I think it is super impressive that she could write a story within a story, because at the start of every chapter is a passage from the story that Minka wrote through her childhood. My favourite character was Leo, although I thought Minka was incredible, Leo brought a cute romantic feel to such a dark story and especially through the last part of the story he was constantly making me laugh. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Jodi Picoult books and won't be upset by a holocaust based story.

For a plot summary see Mac's previous review.