#4 Lisa Scottoline's "Look Again"


The fourth book of my challenge was a book club selection.  Lisa Scottoline's "Look Again".  The book was pretty good.  Not excellent, but not horrible. 

The short of it is basically, a reporter gets a "missing child" postcard in the mail and he resembles the son she had adopted a year and a half ago.  She is then faced with the moral dilemma of where to go from there.

There were things that I liked about this book and things that I didn't.  I loved that it had super short chapters.  That always makes for a really fast read and it keeps me interested because I can always squeeze in that one last chapter.  I also liked that it dealt with a topic that I am all too familiar with due to my line of work, adoption.  (Along with the psychological mumbo-jumbo that comes along with it.)

A few things I did not like.  First off, I don't like it when an author over does it with descriptions.  Yes, I like a book to be descriptive, but I don't like it to feel forced.  I felt this way several times throughout the book.  I don't need to have a complete description of something that matters NOT to the story, whatsoever.  Granted, this wasn't through the entire book, but I definitely felt this way at different points.  Also, for the most part, the book was extremely predictable.  From the moment the main character started talking about the family she adopted from as well as the family of the missing child, I theorized the ending of the novel.  I got it 100% correct.  But I am very smart.  :)  It doesn't mean you shouldn't read it.  You might not be as smart as I am... (I'm kidding, I promise... or AM I?)

Again, this is a book club selection so I am not going to talk too much about the actual content of the novel because I do not want to give anything away to my fellow NIBC'ers.

So, here's a first line teaser for you:  Ellen Gleeson was unlocking her front door when something in the mail caught her attention.

This book is: Recommended for some.  Not for others.  I will tell you to base that completely on what I've written in this little "review".

Next up:  "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert

2 Responses to “#4 Lisa Scottoline's "Look Again"”

  1. Stoodert says:

    Hi there! Random commenter from 20sb - hope you don't mind.

    I read your last couple of posts (re: book challenge) & like your selections! The premises all sound very interesting. How do you find them??

  2. Unknown says:

    As in, how do I like them, or how do I make the selections? I guess you can tell how much I like them based on my posts so I will go with the latter (and based off of your recent 20sb post about your book club that I responded to). Most of my selections for my challenge are just picked from various books I've collected throughout the years and have yet to read. This one, however, was a suggestion for my book club by one of our members. I know that isn't very informative, but I go to a lot of book sales and will rummage through and just read covers until I find something interesting!

    I highly recommend "Eating Animals" although it is not for the faint of heart. "Brave New World" is a classic and I really enjoyed it. As for the other two I've reviewed (which happen to be my book club selections), I would not classify either of them as favorites, but they were both quick reads that did hold my attention until the end. (Which I think takes a lot because there is a possibility that I have adult ADD and not just any book can do that for me.) :)

    I hope this answers your question!

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