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Book Review| Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Updated: May 2, 2019

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past few years you already know of or have heard of the impeccable writing skill of Jodi Picoult. As a huge fan of her meticulously detailed and well researched novels, I have already read five of her twenty-two fiction masterpieces.

Fun fact:

Nine of her twenty-two novels have graced the New York Times best sellers list. If that is not a testament to her talent, what is?!

As expected, Leaving Time does not disappoint. Picoult delivers her signature style of bringing together a family of highly developed, entertaining characters in order to tell a story with underlying moral relevance.

Serenity, a once famous psychic, and Virgil, a washed-up detective, is approached by thirteen-year-old Jenna with a request to help find her missing mother, an elephant researcher by the name of Alice.

While letting the characters lead the way, Picoult tickles the imagination of the reader in a classic “who done it” way while also taking them through the ever-mystical love between a mother and child via not just one species but two: both human and elephant.

Any animal lover would find much wonder in this novel. Picoult vividly shares initiate details of thought patterns, behavioral nuances and quintessential facts about elephant species across the continents of both Africa and Asia. In the Author Notes, Picoult offers resources to prevent the real-life pouching of elephants in the wild and calls the reader to action by suggesting visiting www. to learn more ways to help.

In a nutshell, this read is well worth your time and philanthropy, delivering a twist that you won’t see coming…that is, until it melts your heart and causes you to reach for a tissue.

I am looking forward to hearing what you think about this book. As always, when you are finished reading, connect with me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to let me know your thoughts, questions and/or comments. I love hearing from you all!

What book would you recommend I read next?

xoxoxoxoxo -Happy Reading My Friends :)


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