Jodi Picoult has always been one of my most favorite authors. She is basically amazing!
In her book Plain Truth, Picoult tells a story of an 18 year old, un-wed, Amish girl that hides the fact that she has given birth in her family barn. When she wakes the next morning, the baby is no where to be seen, so the girl decides she must have dreamt the whole situation. The baby is found when the men rise early for cow milking, and the investigation begins of who killed the baby. Since the girl is Plain, the investigation takes an interesting turn, as the defense attorney becomes the Gaurdian for the girl and must live on the Amish Farm away from her normal society. The end result of the story may shock you, but as Picoult delivers the story, the suspect is not known to the reader until the last few pages.
Jodi Picoult delivers a wonderful story in this novel. I enjoy Picoult's way of storytelling that keeps the reader interested. This is certainly a page-turning novel that is very difficult to put down!
From reading this novel, I not only enjoyed the story of the investigation, and love story twist added in, but also the fact that I learned so much about the Amish culture. Picoult definately did her research on this one! The Plain Folk are such an intriguing culture, and I did not know much about them before this book. Plain Truth gives a small glimpse into the lives of the Amish, without exposing their family values or culture. It makes the reader understand just a little bit more about the lives of those that choose to live the Plain life.