Review by valeriekaye
February, 28 2013
Pros: Twist ending, solid anti-bullying message
Cons: Extremely cliched high schoolers, lacking realism for its topic
Review by jennadonahue
December, 18 2010
Pros: Great story line, interesting, and real.
Cons: Was upset when it was over.
Review by walking_on_clo
March, 22 2010
Length (not too long,not too short)
Cons: Part of the ending - I don't want to give it away.Half good, half bad.
Review by cookiebiscuit
January, 27 2010
Pros: Great style of writing, real-life subject matter
Cons: For a more grown up audience
Review by cpw1952
December, 12 2008
Pros: An extraordinary ability to fairly examine two sides of a difficult, provocative issue.
Cons: Some readers would take issue with there being two sides to the issue at all.
Review by AliventiAsylum
July, 25 2008
Pros: excellent characters, good treatment of subject matter, perspective from all sides
Cons: the ending
Review by lyoness913
July, 13 2008
Pros: Great character development, solid story
Cons: Depressing, silly romantic sub-plot
Review by brennailes
July, 10 2008
Pros: addresses current concerns, intricate, compelling, riveting
Cons: Some high school stereotypes
Review by gothadvice
June, 15 2008
Pros: Picoult's description of high school life is so accurate, so vivid.
Cons: The ending isn't as much a shock as the book intends.
Review by countess_eva
May, 26 2008
Pros: Great characterization, intricate plot, well told, makes you think.
Cons: Slow paced, some unlikable characters, massive leaps in time.
Review by livibellasema
April, 23 2008
Pros: A great novel that will make you think and will also surprise!
Review by chaoticfun
January, 30 2008
Pros: Great read, page turner, something different, based upon topic that is a headliner
Cons: Sometimes completely heart wrenching
Review by dillngr9
December, 12 2007
Pros: captivating, honest, relevant
Cons: not a happy story
Review by theworm
May, 20 2007
Pros: Compelling story, suprise ending
Cons: none of the artistic nuances of Picoult's earlier works
Review by mywoodybird
April, 02 2007
Pros: Very Engrossing and has a somewhat unpredictable ending
Cons: The shootings were very graphically described more than was necessary.
Review by lizzamay
March, 25 2007
Pros: Current, relevant topic; insightful, realistic portrayal of youth and the impact of social heirarchy
Cons: It's too true - it may be fiction, but it's art imitating life.
Review by GravityGirl
March, 16 2007
Pros: Interesting genre, characters, plot.