Book Review- Small Great Things

“You know you have read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend ” – Paul Sweeney

That quote is so true. I was so engrossed in the book that I just kept turning the pages. I couldn’t bring myself to put the book down till I finished reading it. And once I had finished the book, I actually felt a little sad when I realised there was nothing more to read. This book is written by one of my favourite authors, Jodi Picoult. It was a beautifully written story that spoke about racial discrimination. It spoke about what power is and how this power is both used as well as misused by people. It talks about those aspects which are either ignored or chosen to be ignored by people around us, just because it is a much easier thing to be done when compared to actually addressing the issue.

The book has been written mainly from the point of view of three individuals, each of them putting forth their ideas and views. One is a black nurse who has been accused of murder of a newborn baby. Another is a lawyer who is representing the accused and the third is the father of the baby, who is a White Supremacist and who wants revenge. As the story progresses, we get a clear picture of the lives of each of these individuals and how this case affects each one of their lives in ways they had never imagined. The story ends with an unexpected and touching twist.

It was a delightful read and I hope to read many more books from this author.

I wanted to share with all of you that part of the book that I loved the most. It is such a powerful topic that has been subtly but impact fully written.

Paragraph from the book👆🏻

– Sneha Ganesh 😊

6 thoughts on “Book Review- Small Great Things

  1. Great review! Love books about the oppressed, the outcasted, the abused, the antiheroes and this read seems to go into this direction. Besides, your review is very clear and informative. It really makes me want to read the book. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s