I am finally approved for an ARC of a Picoult book from NetGalley and I can’t rave about it! 😦

The day starts like any other at the Center, a women’s reproductive health services clinic. But the day takes a turn for the worse when a gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

The subject matter of this book made it hard for me to read. It seems to me that Picoult researched the subject matter thoroughly, showing abortion from both sides. But I felt uncomfortable and sad the entire time I read. If the subject of abortion bothers you at all, this probably isn’t the book for you.

In my opinion, the impact of this story was taken away by telling it in reserve order rather than chronological. I believe it was told in reverse to allow for a big reveal at the end. But this reader, who usually doesn’t see these things coming, saw this one coming a mile away. I felt for each character, but their story lost something because of the way it was told.

This book did not spark a light (see what I did there?) in this reader and left me disappointed. But it’s Jodi Picoult, so I’ll keep reading her books.

 

Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: A Spark of Light

Author: Jodi Picoult

Release Date: October 2, 2018

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