Review - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

By Carmen, 9 February 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2016

Genre: Contemporary


When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

About the Author:

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, and My Sister's Keeper.

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My Take on the Book:

There are instances where Ruth Jefferson recounts times in her life where she felt as if she was at the edge of society, even though she had access to a lot of the good things and was able to achieve a lot. A person gets a glimpse of how the start of intolerance can breed fear and hate.

Halfway through this book, I felt as if things started becoming very dynamic and dimensional. I ended up giving this leisurely book a good four star rating.

Last Word:

I liked how things were explored in this book, and how things came to a conclusion. This isn’t the first book that I’ve read by this author, and definitely won’t be the last – she has a tendency to bring to light very relevant topics.