Krista’s CBR-III Review #25 – Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult

Jodi’s one of those authors whose new books come out around my birthday, so March – April is a very good book month for me. But lately, as a lot of people in various review communities have point out, her books are becoming somewhat predictable. The plots are certainly still intriguing, but the execution is pretty mundane and predictable. Sadly, Sing You Home, the story of a couple broken up by Zoe’s desire to have a baby, and Max’s heartbreak at tying again, falls into this disappointing “predictable” category. After they separate, Zoe falls in love, but it’s with a woman, and Max’s alcoholism comes back full-force. What follows is a fight over the couple’s frozen embryos and questions about who could be a better family for these unborn children — Zoe and her partner Vanessa or Max’s brother and sister-in-law, who are also desperate to get pregnant. Okay, first and foremost, I think this is a really interesting subject for a novel to explore. The writing is good. I liked the characters. But was simply like them enough?

— Krista

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