4 Jul 2010

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

'Jack St Bride was once a beloved teacher at a private girls' school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. After a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls and slowly starts to form a relationship with her....'

What a story... I immediately felt sorry for the main character, Jack St Bride, for having to go through what he had to go through, twice! I won't spoil it for those who have not read it but there should definitely be more stories like this one that have a hint of truth inside the story. The justice system we have may appear to be flawless but I would not be surprised if there were flaws that were kept well hidden. How many people out there have been wrongly convicted and are still serving a sentence....?

If you like a story that makes you take a good look at issues that are surrounding us every day, this book is definitely for you..

10 out of 10


Karen and Gerard said...

This is one of my favorite Picoult books! I loved it and could not put it down. I felt so sorry for the main character and really wanted to see what would happen next and if he ever got cleared. Here is a link to my review of this book: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/08/salem-falls-by-jodi-picoult.html

We have very similar taste in books!