Jodi Picoult’s poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined – to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
The Storyteller is another example of how accurately Jodi Picoult reports about historical accounts. When you read The Storyteller you won’t only become a part of Sage and Josef’s lives, you will become entranced by it!
The struggle is real and so surreal at the same time. The reader will walk away from the last page of this book all the more wiser about historical events and all the more connected to the people who were there. Jodi researches her way through time periods of significance with such grace. She gives the respect that it deserves and weaves a story around it that will live with you long before you close the book.
For me, I struggled with a love/hate relationship for Josef and the burning desire to scream at her grandmother for telling her story so slowly! (But not really because I didn’t want it to end). I also experienced great heartache for Sage and the decision she is faced with!
I can’t say enough about Jodi Picoult and hope that if you read this review and haven’t read this story, it will send you running for the bookstore!
About the Author…
Jodi Picoult was born on May 19, 1966 in the USA as Jodi Lynn Picoult. She is a writer, known for My Sister’s Keeper (2009), Change of Heart and Small Great Things. She has been married to Timothy Warren van Leer since November 18, 1989. They have three children.