Call me heartless, but I don't have sympathy to the characters. In the first half of the book, I really felt the sorrow and was sadden by the tragedies that happened to the family. Unfaithful wife, daughter rape case, father who had a tough childhood. But the further I read, the more I think they HAD a choice. Laura had a choice of not having an affair. Trixie had a choice of not buying special-K from Seth. She could have told the truth..... The only victim in the story, I guess is Daniel. You've gotta have respect to a parent like that. He is my favorite character in the book.
Family crisis is Jodi's speciality and no doubt this is a grim subject. Once again Jodi Picoult made us puzzle about moral value, ignorance of parents, and how cruel kids can be....Continua