This past weekend I finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I really, really enjoyed it. I put the movie in my Netflix queue weeks ago but wanted to read the book first. Now I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie, too.
The book started a little bit slow, but soon enough I was looking forward to reading a little bit before going to bed. I had to force myself to put it down so I could get enough sleep before work. I thought it was quite suspenseful throughout the second half. And then the ending. Wow. Of course I'm not going to give the ending away in case you haven't read/seen it yet, but it was a surpise I totally didn't see coming. It was fantastic.
I loved how each chapter was told from the perspective of a different character. I liked how it kept the book fresh by switching up the perspective. I liked how it gave each of the characters more depth. Each chapter is in the first person, and each character has their own voice.
The book made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think. All things, in my mind, that make a book a wonderful read.
If you've read the book or seen the movie, what did you think? If you haven't, do it now! What are you waiting for?! :) Anyone have any suggestions for the next Jodi Picoult book I should read?