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Truly taken aback by underlying attitude
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2018
Picoult has a very intriguing story here. She proposes very real dilemmas, enough so to cause you to really examine previous notions. She produces a plot that maintains your interest to the very end. However, she makes a couple of misguided assumptions and ignorant statements that totally disrupted my thoughts and insulted the reader. Her comments that Tea Party members are just Klan members in disguise is ludicrous. What about Black members of the Tea Party? They do exist. What about all the other minorities who agree with the conservative views of the Tea Party? Are they racist bigots? Totally insulting!! The story could have done without these veiled insults entirely and been a good story. There are also the insults to those who watch Fox News, insinuating that there is trash news on that is unfit for children. Again, this is insulting to a great many Americans, a good majority of Americans, and it was totally unnecessary in the frame of the story. You disappoint me thoroughly, Ms. Picoult. This is the last of your books that I will read. I, by the way, am not a Tea Party member, but I know a good number of them, good people who love this country in all its diversity. Shame on you.