A suspenseful book revolving around the Amish way of life. Heartfelt and emotional at times. Very good read.
Excellent book. I love Jodi Picoult, and I think this is one of her best novels to date. I live near an Amish town, and thought I knew a lot about the Amish, but this book was well researched and very interesting. Excellent story line - you will love it!
A cliff hanger to the very end. The ending is totally unexpected and was an enjoyable read, even though I had seen the movie.
I enjoyed this book very much. The mystery kept me reading all through the book. I liked the character development, too.
If you have read alot of Jodi's work I would think that you will figure this one out WAY before it ends... or if you have seen the movie. I liked it and enjoyed the few hours it killed to read it! But not a big one on my list of MUST reads.
Awesome book. She does very well switching back and forth chapter to chapter to different problems happening at the same time. Keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next. Another twisted ending!
really enjoyed this book!
I love Jodi Picoult but this was by far one of her better books. I truly loved learning more about the Amish culture and hearing the story told from that persepctive. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!
Good book. I have liked every Jodi Picoult book that I have read. Not my favorite, but still a good read. Good twist at the end.
Peacefull Paradise, Pennsylvania, a newborn baby found dead in the barn of an Amish farmer. Mother? An eighteen year old unmarried Amish woman who doesn't remember being pregnant much less giving birth. High profile Philadelphia defense attorney, happens to be a 2nd cousin, takes the case defending the mother. Good book; funny, sad, keeps you wondering who killed the baby; if it was murdered or died of natural causes.
Not for Christian readers! Disappointing amounts of smut, completely objectifying of the female. Why was this necessary? Sex sells I guess. JP mentions the "small of the back" about 13 times. Ok, we get it, you're a back person. Other phrases are also way overused; I feel like JP is losing her touch as an intelligent author - the cliches were plentiful. Maybe this book was intended as a filler for her repertoire, or a dime-store paperback?
I enjoyed this book until the courtroom scenes when it seemed to bog down. I have to admit though I couldn't really understand what motivated some of the characters to act as they did. I was really disappointed in the ending but was not surprised by it.
A good look into the lives of the Amish people. Still, it seemed a little unlikely. I enjoyed the book. Like always, her books are entertianing, heartbreaking and easy reads.
As always, Picoult, has written a very insightful book. Her characters are well defined and show all the strengths and frailties of people living ordinary lives but experiencing extraordinary events. I am an avid reader of Amish stories, but, of course, "Plain Truth" shows the underside of these unusual people. The story of Katie Fisher, an 18 year old Amish girl involved in an unsolved murder case and her defense lawyer, Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big city lawyer make for an intriguing read of the clash between two vastly different cultures.
One of my favorites of Picoult's! Maybe a little predictable at the end, but nonetheless it was a nice storyline.
Well written story with the added benefit of learning a lot about the Amish way of life. I enjoyed this book!