Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Madness: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Monday Madness is a bookish meme hosted by Bookfever & Booklover's Teaparty

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad.

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Published October 11th 2016 by Ballantine Books

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

This new book came out last tuesday and I needz it! The book obviously has a heavy topic, which is something I usually try to avoid but since this is Jodi Picoult we're talking about here I must have it because I've loved every book I've read by her so far. I also read the prequel Shine last month which already really impressed me so yeah... I hope I can buy this sometime soon.

And as always don't forget to check out Christina's post! ♥


  1. I saw a review for this not too long ago and it made me want to read it. Hope you enjoy!

    1. I just don't think I can buy it anytime soon. *sniffles*

  2. Ah no wonder you want it when it's Jodi Picoult ;-)

  3. I've never read anything by Jodi Picoult, but I'm intrigued by this one. Seems really interesting.


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