Harvesting the Heart Review

Harvesting the Heart

By Jodi Picoult

3.5 stars. It was better than some Picoult books I have read and worse than others. It’s a different kind of story, as it’s not about a current social issue. It doesn’t have twists or shocks. 

Paige’s mother abandoned her when she is 5. She is terrified she won’t be a good mother without an example set before her. Nicholas, Paige’s husband, is way past taking her for granted. Paige feels stressed and trapped by motherhood and ends up running away. She thinks if she can find her own mother, she will be able to figure out motherhood. 

Paige was not a relatable character to me, as she left her little 3 month old. Although I could relate to the feelings of stress or being trapped, I couldn’t relate to taking off. Nicholas was a jerk for much of the book, until her had to do things on his own. His mother was the most likeable character. I didn’t even see much character growth in this novel. The pace of it was okay, a bit slow at times. 

This wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t a great one.

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