Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More than just being Amish...

Plain Truth
Jodi Picoult

Selling at RM20
Retails at RM36.90
Condition: Pre-loved - almost new condition

My thoughts
Plain truth is another courtroom drama from Picoult. This time she delves into the lives of the Amish. I just finished reading the book not too long ago and true to Picoult's style, I just got really caught up as the story unfolded. I also learnt quite a fair bit of the Amish way of life - interesting.

Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a fascinating portrait of Amish life rarely witnessed by those outside the faith. When a young Amish teen hides a pregnancy, gives birth in secret, and then flatly denies it all when the baby's body is found, urban defense attorney Ellie Hathaway decides to defend her. But she finds herself caught in a clash of cultures with a people whose channels of justice are markedly different from her own… and discovers a place where circumstances are not always what they seem.