I LOVE JODI PICOULT!
Her newest book is out today and I may have to stop at the bookstore on the way home to buy it. It is likely my car will uncontrollably steer right to the parking lot of my nearest emporium of the printed word and I will dash in to buy Sing You Home.
It all began with Second Glance a book I read in my book club in 2003ish. I have read everything she has published since then and have gone back to read older books as well.
Here's why I like her books:
1. They are topical...this means my kids (if I ever have any - besides cats that is- how stereotypical for a librarian, but that's the way it is) will not be reading them in high school English class, but that is OK!
2. The characters are real and well developed...maybe not all the minor characters but certainly the main ones.
3. Somehow, someway she just manages to suck me in right from the beginning. Some books take a while to pique my interest but hers just have me at "Hello."
** I have even read the four installment series she wrote of Wonder Woman comic books. I cannot help myself.**