Ravings of a Book Junkie

An avid reader, if books were sustenance I'd be fat as a hog. I mainly read dark urban fantasies, but like to mix things up book-wise, just never enough time to read all the books I want to read!

Sing You Home

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult SYH is written from the POV of each of the main characters. I prefer the omniscient view, usually, but with this book it works for me. Max and Zoe Baxter are a childless couple who've been trying to get pregnant for 9 years when Max, a former alcoholic, is unable to cope after their latest miscarriage at 28 weeks. He leaves and divorces Zoe, and soon starts drinking again. Zoe, a music therapist who works with both adults and kids, is swimming at the Y one day where she runs into Vanessa Shaw, a high school guidance counselor and one of her work contacts. As the two women's friendship develops their relationship turns romantic and they marry and want to have children. Zoe, who has 3 frozen embryos left at the fertility clinic contacts Max to see if he'll sign them over to her. Max, who now lives with his brother, Reid, and his wife, Libby, has also begun attending their church, a church that preaches that same-sex unions are wrong. When Max confides in his minister, Pastor Clive, he contacts Wade Preston, a lawyer famous for his views against homosexuality. Together, they convince Max to go to court. In Sing You Home it's obvious that Ms. Picoult has nothing against same-sex relationships or marriages, and though, I, too, share her views this book's writing was very slanted and the ending felt so rushed and incomplete that by the last page, an area where I felt there could have been so much to it than just two slim pages, I was left dumbfounded and disappointed. And, the thing is, it had been a really good book up to this point. *shakes head* Grade: Incomplete