2023 Book Review: Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

A Contemporary, 2021 by Ballantine, 310 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Content warning of sorts: if you’re not in the frame of mind to read about the COVID pandemic, skip this one.
  • I’ve never been one to enjoy cheating of any kind in a book. Consider that a content warning if you feel the same way. 
  • I’m not sure I loved the ending. It’s weird because I can’t explain what I wanted different for the ending, but I just wanted a little more. 

What I Did Like:

  • The characters are well written. I found myself invested in their futures and their decisions.
  • I love to be surprised by books. I love when they take me completely by surprise. For this reason, this book will be one I keep recommending to people. I didn’t see something big coming and it SHOCKED me. 
  • Those chapter breaks were genius. Literally just as I was thinking, man these chapters are really long, there was an obvious use of them as a literary tool and that was COOL. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Readers who like to be shocked by a book should do no further research (avoid those spoilers) and get this one. 
  • Readers who are in the mindset to read about the COVID pandemic. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

  • This started off one way and flipped the story around for me completely. 

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