Book review: Plain Truth

Monday, August 1, 2011


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The Plain Truth is a novel by Jodi Picoult that portrays what true love and sacrifices really mean, and how they can go hand in hand. The filled with suspense story begins when a young Amish girl from the small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania is accused of killing her baby, a baby that she denies having although the biology of her body says otherwise.

I don’t want to give the story away; instead I am going to tell you why you should read it:

After reading this book, I reconsidered the things we do for love. The things we do because we want to fit in, desperately. The things we do because we are afraid of loneliness, and of the unknown.

The title of this book does it justice; the Plain Truth reminds you that one can be surrounded by people and still be alone, that those who belong to social groups where they are not accepted for who they are, those are the loneliest of all. Sacrificing your actions, your whole being to fit in with the crowd means you are saying no to all the possibilities of true love and sincere appreciation. After all, true love is accepting, judgement-free, and requires no change.

So... if you have time for another summer read, this one is a must.

12 comments:

  1. oooh i just might have to add this one to my list!!

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  2. Thanks for the suggestion! I have only read "My Sister's Keeper" which was very insightful. I was disapointed that the movie's ending was so different. I think that was the key to the whole story, but anyway.. movies are movies I suppose! <3

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  3. Great review! I read this a year or so ago and loved it! (But honestly, Jodi almost always has that effect on me.) It was so cool getting a peek into the Amish lifestyle.

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  4. Great review! I'm going to go pick it up today when I go to the bookstore.

    http://malariemichele.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love Jodi. So great - thanks for sharing!

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  6. this sounds very interesting! thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Sounds so good! I'll put it on my list.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  8. i love a book that really makes you take a cold, hard look at things. makes you reconsider. definitely adding this to my list.

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  9. Thanks for the review! I love Jodi Picult!!

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  10. This sounds like a very interesting book. Intriguing! Once I get caught up on my "To Read" List, I'll have to check it out! :)

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  11. I actually just finished this book, and I loved it! Great review :)

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  12. Love her books! I will def. need to read this one!

    Erin
    www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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