Sing You Home
by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Edition: Library Book
Finished: April 5, 2011
From the Pulisher
Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen.
Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter's life. There's the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant.
For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.
In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people-even those she loves and trusts most-don't want that to happen.
Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. It's about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And it's about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.
Jodi Picoult never disappoints.
This book brought out so many different emotions. There were many times when I just wanted to slam the book shut and give up, I was so angry. I was beginning to dread reading the chapters from Max's point of view. I didn't want to be subjected to the points of view that were being verbalized. I often wondered exactly where Jodi was taking me and why she would write a book from that point of view. Then I would read the chapters from Zoe and Vanessa's points of view and was reminded of the love they share and felt I really needed to stick with the book to see exactly where it was going to end. I'm glad I did.
Signing off till next time.