Review: Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

November 6, 2008

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult is about Mariah White and her daughter, Faith.  After walking in on her husband with another woman, Mariah’s life is turned upside down, as is Faith’s.  But while Mariah slowly learns to come to terms with her divorce by herself, Faith has a little support, an imaginary friend she calls God.  As you can imagine, when a 7-year-old starts talking to God, it’s a little odd.  But what about when she starts bleeding from her hands?  What do you do, as a mother, then?  What about when her father asks for custody?  You can find out all this in the book-but not whether Faith is really talking to God.  That, you have to decide for yourself.  And the fact that you do is one of many reasons why Picoult is such a great author.

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult was wonderful.  It’s very controversial, like all her books.  Is there a God?  Is s/he really talking to a non-practicing Jewish 7-year-old?  You decide.  But before you do, read the book.  It will definitely be worth your time.




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