Friday, January 16, 2015

Where There's Smoke by Jodi Picoult

Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.

This one was definitely different. In, my opinion, it had sort of a hidden message behind all of it. Serenity was given the gift and she used for all the right reasons, but when she wavered off the past and began to use her gift to make herself the sole beneficiary, the gift was taken away. For me, that said that you should use the things you are given more as a privilege, because it might not be there the next day. Everything we do comes at a price, and sometimes we have to pay that price. This was a great read, from beginning to end. Even though it was short, it felt like the story was complete. I give this book a 4/5.

No comments:

Post a Comment