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by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingawaywithfairieswing of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Captainsdoxy): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This book has not been rated.

From the back of the book:
From the moment Ross's fiancee Aimee was killed in a car accident, he's been trying to die too. But life won't let him go. His only hope now is that Aimee will come to him.

So when he hears of strange happenings at an ancient Indian burial ground near his sister's home, he heads to Comtosook - desperate for the rumours of a haunting to be true. What he finds there is not Aimee's ghost, but Lia, a very real woman whose life is filled with a many troubled secrets as his own... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingawaywithfairieswing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/16/2009 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Found at the Book Exchange in the Christchurch Central YHA. Registered it with the intention of returning it to the book shelf.

Then I discover that it's on Futurecat's wish list. As she's one of the organizers for the Bookcrossing World Convention currently about to kick off in Christchurch, I think she deserves it! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Thank you!!!!

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Journal Entry 4 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

8 out of 10

It took me a while to get into this one, I think because there are so many characters introduced in the first few chapters, and it's not until a long way into the book that you start to see how they are connected.

I'm not sure I liked the way the narrative skips back to 1932 for the middle section of the book - it seems to interrupt the flow a bit, and kind of spoils some of the twists (though in another sense it doesn't, because not all of them are obvious, and you do have the enjoyment of wondering how the characters are going to get to the same "ah-ha!" moment you've just had). Though thinking about it, I'm not sure she could have written it any other way, because to really understand how Spencer Pike and his ilk thought, and why events evolved as they did, you had to be immersed in the time.

Anyway, it may not have been the best Jodi Picoult book I've read, but it's still a great story, and asks some fascinating questions.

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Journal Entry 5 by wingfuturecatwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/24/2009 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Given to another bookcrosser.

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Journal Entry 6 by undura from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 10, 2009

10 out of 10

twisty! :-D 


Journal Entry 7 by undura at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, July 20, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/19/2009 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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gave to MarcieNZ - PM her if u'd like it next :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by marcienz from Kimbell, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, July 30, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Collected from the lovely Daniel, thanks Undura.

I haven't started to read it yet. I thought it best to have a break between Jodi books. 


Journal Entry 9 by marcienz from Kimbell, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, October 23, 2009

8 out of 10

Great read. I just needed something more involved than the chick-lit I've been indulging in lately.

I saw its on Captainsdoxy's wishlist so I've PMed her and it will be off to Wellington next week.
 


Journal Entry 10 by marcienz at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (9/22/2010 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Whoops - looks as tho' my wee sister forgot to journal this one. I forgot to note the BCID so have just found it in the systen to officially release it.


Given to a (very patient) bookcrosser at the impromptu meetup at the Loft on Monday. 


Journal Entry 11 by Captainsdoxy at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Thank you for the book - and I am very patient as I have about 600 other books to read, so there was no rush for this one! :-) Thanks for bringing it all the way to Wellington for me, and for a lovely impromptu meetup. 


Journal Entry 12 by Captainsdoxy at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 16, 2011

7 out of 10

The book is looking a bit sad and I'll need to do some repairs on it before I can release it again.

Overall, I enjoyed the book although there were a few times - particularly at the start of the story - that I forgot who some of the characters were. The middle section about 1932 didn't bother me; I think without its own section it would have been difficult to convey just what life was like back then, for those sections of society.

I was unaware of the Vermont eugenics project, and thought this was an interesting way to lead into it, by focusing on the ghost story and repeating elements of history rather than going directly for the eugenics angle.

As I find quite often with Picoult, the ending was rather too neat but she was tying all the loose ends together, and giving a more upbeat potential future than in some of her novels.

Thanks for sharing this book, and I'll send it on its way as soon as I have made repairs to the falling out pages.

Cheers

Captainsdoxy 


Journal Entry 13 by Captainsdoxy at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (8/14/2013 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Given to SA as she enjoys Picoult. She will probably be the last one to get this book, as it's in such a sorry state of repair.

SA - welcome to Bookcrossing and I hope you enjoy the book!  




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