Saturday, June 29, 2013

Book Review-The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The main storyline of this book has always been appalling to me but Jodi Picoult is such a good storyteller that it kept me turning the pages. 

The female lead in this story is named Sage.  She is a baker, she has a disfiguring scar on her face and that makes her uncomfortable and she is always trying to hid that side of her face with her hair. She is having an affair with the undertaker and works in a bakery called Our Daily Bread owned by a former nun. She acquired the scar through a bad accident and is attending grief meetings because of this and she gets acquainted with an elderly gentleman. She also has a grandmother who is a holocaust survivor.  A good portion of this book tells that horrifying story but it is just riveting, like a train wreck that you can't turn away from.

There are many twists and turns that bring the answers out in the end of the story. 
For me, this was a book I could not put down until I finished it.

6 million people died in the holocaust.  People are People...every one of us has skin, hair, hearts, brains, etc.  How do individuals come into power and think they can own, eliminate or torture others just by their skin color, religion and beliefs. The history of humanity has such black marks, have we learned from this?  Unfortunately this still goes on today.