Top positive review
12 October 2018
Picoult has a way of humanising complex issues, weaving the internal worlds of her characters and emotions into the complex web that makes up life and each individual choice within that life. This story presents both sides of the debate between people on both sides of abortion issue. It also shows its not black and white despite what ones say. The ramifications for a woman choosing to abort can sometimes reverberate throughout her life in her emotional self plus the ramifications for a child born to a woman who can't financially provide or emotionally be available for it plus a child who may not be wanted, or placed in foster system. So many lives affected by many decisions. Not all good or all bad but often weighted in despair and terror and aloneness and fear. The fear of being judged, abandoned, disowned - and excluded. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. An amazing heart wrenching story of multiple characters that stay with you long after you finished.