#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult has done it again, and by done it again I mean written another (mediocre) book. While I have read and loved many of Picoult’s previous masterpieces, Leaving Time fell short of my expectations and left me wishing I had kept the receipt.
The vast majority of Picoult’s books are told from differing viewpoints that rotate throughout the entire book, usually one of the things I love about her writing. In Leaving Time, Alice’s chapters were ALWAYS about elephants and got less and less interesting as the 398 page book dragged on, almost to the point where I wanted to skip through it. For the most part the book was boring and anti-climactic. Though, true to form, Picoult adds a twist. The twist was surprising and unexpected but not in a good way. It was the kind of ending that a 5th grader would wrap up a book with. This was one of Picoult’s worst books yet.
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