Title: The Storyteller:
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Atria Books, 2013
Summary/Review: This is a story about a young girl named Sage who is a baker in New Hampshire and the friendship she begins with a very old man. Sage is a lonely girl who has a very difficult time accepting her mothers death. She joins a group and there she meets Josef. They both have hidden secrets and scares both on the inside and outside.
As their friendship evolves Sage learns a very terrible secret about Josef that he has keep for 70 years. Josef then asks Sage for forgiveness and to help him die for what he did. Without giving to much away the story continues with Sage’s struggle with what she knows and what to do about it.
She finally confides in a Department Of Justice Attorney named Leo. The story then goes into great detail of a truly horrible thing that happened a long time ago. All the characters Sage, Josef her grandmother Minka and Leo come together with a surprising connection.
This story is very moving and educational in a lot of respects. You will not want to put it down because you need to know what happens to all the people in the story. The end has a twist that you will not see coming. I feel this is one of Jodi Picoult’s best novels, because she puts two unlikely characters together and it really works. Plus she put a lot of history in this book to. I think people who like drama, suspense, history and a little romance will like this book.
Who will like this book?: Adults or older teens looking for an emotional book that will leave you thinking.
If you liked this, try this: Jodi Picoult has a number of other books, including “The Pact” and “Nineteen Minutes”. You may also enjoy “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Recommended by: Virginia, Circulation
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