Oct 11, 2016

Small Great Things.

small great things .
Ruth Jefferson,#1
Jodi Picoult.

Publisher  Ballantine Books.
Publication Date: October 11,2016
Genre: Contemporary Drama.
Format|Pages:  Ebook|480.
 Source:  Recieved copy via Netgalley.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

Received an Electronic ARC from Netgalley, exchange of review. Thank you 


Another powerful, beautiful masterpiece by JODI PICOULT

By now it’s clear that I have one of biggest JODI PICOULT fans, ever since I read her first books years ago when was still in college. Ever since then, I have always been looking forward to her books. Every single year. When I got approved for Advance Reader’s Copy from Netgalley, I was excited because I didn’t think that I could wait till October to read it. I have been eager to read it from moment that I found out that she is coming out with a new book. I wasn’t disspointed. JODI PICOULT wrote another book that I couldn’t put down. Once more she tackled another hard subject, racism. That is hard to write about A subject that a lot of people try to avoid talking about. However, the way that Picoult potrayed the subject, with different emotion with everyone who was involved. I feel that afterwards it will have you thinking about it more. Not just that but I feel as if I learned much more than I knew about prior to reading the book. JODI PICOULT doesn’t fail to put some sort of message in the book. I know that I was thinking after it long after I finished it.

Ruth was a powerful, inspirational character. You cannot help but root for her. What happened to her didn’t seem fair and it shouldn’t happened in first place. I get that they have honor patient’s request but to me, it felt like that got bit out of hand. Plus after going through all that to make sure she doesn’t touch their baby, they sue for not doing enough to save their baby? I understand that they were grieving the death of their child. However I couldn’t seem to find it in me to like them. To me, they were the type of characters that I disliked from beginning to end. Especially after what they put Ruth through. She was a good nurse and she worked hard. They seemed to almost ruin all of that, and almost destroyed her life and family. I did enjoy point of view from Ruth, Kennedy and Turk, getting a glimpse of each character, of what they were thinking, feeling and why they were they way they were. Especially Turk. I could not get enough. I got fascinated by each of their stories.

There wasn’t a single JODI PICOULT novel that I didn’t love. I did feel that SMALL GREAT THINGS was one of her most powerful subjects. A remarkable, inspirational story about race, identity, family and courage. There isn’t a single page that won’t have you turning the pages. You will fall in love with the characters and the story. It will become reality. I’m so grateful that I got to read this incredible story. I can’t wait what JODI PICOULT has in store for us next.


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