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A Spark of Light
A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
The Sunday Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a provocative, masterfully written new novel.
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Rissa1
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I would reccomend this book. Did this book change me stance? No. This book did bring up questions that I looked into. This book supports my stance that you don't have to agree with someone to be kind. You can hear an opinion without getting heated.

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Rissa1
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This has been a great Friday so far! #bookmail #bookhaul

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crazyspine
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Although I enjoyed this book, I can see why it has a lot of bad reviews. Picoult does not try to hide her personal opinion regarding this controversial issue. I did really enjoy this book until the end. There are A LOT of developed characters, so I was frustrated that not all of their outcomes were as clearly detailed as others.

Reggie I loved Izzy in here. To go from poverty to who she was. I just loved her. 3w
crazyspine @Reggie. Actually love Izzy too, but the one thing I was disappointed they didn't go into a lot of detail after the twist with her 3w
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I‘m the only person in the office today.

Perfect day to audiobook while getting stuff done.

This audiobook feels especially timely with the (pardon my language) fucking shit show in Alabama.

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Discussion Question Number Three.

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Discussion Question Number Two.

Samplergal I loved the book. It makes you think that there are many shades of grey. No black and white. I didn‘t change my opinion at all because I think it‘s totally up to a woman and her dr. Period. 2mo
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Discussion Question Number One.

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Kathrin
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We had a fantastic discussion today about a very controversial topic. I have tremendously enjoyed the conversation today with the ladies of the LitsyBookClub. Join us in May for “The Alice Network“.

Daisey Agreed! It was a great discussion today! 2mo
tpixie Yes! Great discussion! So great seeing you all! Missed @bookworm83 and @Graciouswarriorprincess 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Sorry that I missed this discussion. I spent the day in bed with my back having spasms. I hope to see everyone next month. 2mo
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Kathrin @Graciouswarriorprincess I hope you get to feel better soon! 2mo
SoniaC I couldn‘t agree more. Great conversation with some wonderful ladies. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Kathrin Thank you! I am so sorry that I missed it. After I took a muscle relaxer, I sleep until this morning. 2mo
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litsybookclub
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Please join us tomorrow at 2pm ET for our live discussion of A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Here is the link to join the discussion:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/228385818

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Daisey
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This is not a book I would have picked up on my own, but it‘s a pick because overall I think the story serves its purpose well and I was continuously engaged in that story. I had some frustrations with the backwards timeline, especially through the middle, but I could see the value of that method in how certain topics were discussed later and the way key points were revealed towards the end.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook

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sarahljensen
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Panpan

This starts in the middle of things and then backs up hour by hour. It felt more like a gimmick than an effective format, and by the end I was just sort of annoyed that I kept reading. A couple of moments of brilliance, but overall not one I'd recommend.

RaimeyGallant Interesting. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
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ExpatsandEnglishBooks
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Celebrating #worldbookday with one of my favorite authors! 🌎📖 What Book are you reading today? #books #booklr #bookstagram #bookworm #booknerd #booklover #jodipicoult

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Daisey
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This week‘s listen for #LitsyBookClub

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Kathrin
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Mehso-so

I found this book incredibly engaging and unputdownable, but the backwards timeline was confusing and the author tried to put every single issue into the narrative and therefore the storytelling felt artificial.

And while this book tried to be a feminist novel, I really disliked the “daddy‘s little (pure) princess” undertones.

KristenDuck Not my favorite from Picoult :( 2mo
Daisey I‘m appreciating this, but I like the backwards timeline less and less as I go on. Still curious to see how it‘s wrapped up in the end. 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
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I loved this book. Reproductive freedom is something I‘ve always felt very strongly about and I‘ve researched it going back to classical antiquity. I‘m always looking for more on the subject. This book shows both perspectives. One day we women will not have to fight anymore for what is ours! #prochoice

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JenniferEgnor
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She folded into herself, an origami of grief.

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JenniferEgnor
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Women had been property. Their chastity had always belonged to a man, until abortion and contraception put control of women‘s sexuality in the women‘s hands. If women could have sex without the fear of unwanted pregnancy, then suddenly the man‘s role had shrunk to a level somewhere between unnecessary and vestigial. So instead, men vilified women who had abortions. They created the stigma: good women want to be mothers, bad women don‘t.

I‘m BAD.

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JenniferEgnor
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When Wren was little, Hugh had come upstairs to find her scrubbing her face with lemons, trying to get rid of her freckles. I have spots, she had said. I‘m ugly.
You‘re beautiful, he‘d told her, and those are constellations.
The truth was, she was his universe.

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JenniferEgnor
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The reason you hold onto someone too tightly isn‘t always to protect them – sometimes it‘s to protect yourself.

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He had looked at her with his beautiful eyes, which no longer reminded Joy of seas she might travel, but of pale glaciers, an ocean of ice.

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Meghan1
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Holy you know what!!! It has been a long time since I read such an emotionally charged book. I loved it!! I haven‘t read Jodi Picoult in a long time, but now I remember why I like her books so much.

MelissaSue81 This is definitely the best Jodi picoult in a long time 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
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Hope could do that to a person, Louie knew. Paralyze you inside and out.

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She smiled, but it didn‘t reach her eyes.

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Meghan1
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I just about killed my self at boxing class just now, so my reward will be to go to the library book sale and then to read this gem!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
MyBookSwapClub Love it! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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Soubhiville Good for you! Hit that sale hard! 2mo
Meghan1 @Soubhiville I hit that sale so hard my bag is overflowing! 2mo
Soubhiville Pictures needed! 😊📚📚📚 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
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She wondered if it would hurt, when she returned to stardust.

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SoniaC
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Started this one today for the @litsybookclub it sure starts out big!

Kathrin I just bought it on Audible because my library hold will not come through in time for the book club. 2mo
SoniaC @Kathrin hope you‘re enjoying it. I‘m completely engrossed. 2mo
Kathrin @SoniaC I am torn. On the one hand I can't put it down, but at the same time, I really find the torn storyline confusing. Also, I feel like she is packing every single issue around abortion into the story. 2mo
SoniaC @Kathrin it does feel like she is loading the story with issues. I think she didn‘t leave a single thing out. 2mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Please join us in the Litsy Book Club in reading this book.

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litsybookclub
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New month, new book. Please join us this month! Questions, please contact @Bookworm83 to @Graciouswarriorprincess .

erank58 @Bookworm83 @Graciouswarriorprincess this looks like fun! Where can I find the Zoom meeting info to log on? Not sure if I could join this month, but would love to jump in down the road! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @erank58 The Zoom link will be posted 15 minutes before the meeting. Download the Zoom app and you should just need to sign it with the meeting code. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @erank58 You‘re welcome! If you have any other questions or need help with Zoom, please let me know. Happy reading and hope that you will join us! 😀 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
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Suddenly the woman‘s eyes blinked open, a lucid and lovely sea green. “You‘ve come to get me, haven‘t you?” she said, smiling softly.
“Oh no,” Izzy replied. “you‘re not going for any tests tonight.”
The woman moved her head inperceptibly. “I‘m not talking to you, honey,”! she said, her gaze fixed somewhere over Izzy‘s shoulder. A moment later, the woman died.

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Reggie
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There‘s this customer at work who reads after she‘s gambled her limit and waits for her husband to finish. She was reading this and got me intrigued. A man shoots up an abortion clinic. Structurally, I wanted to know what this story looked like told forwards and not backwards. It‘s easy I think for us to know which side of the abortion issue we‘re on and what banner we carry but we forget how we‘re all just imperfect human beings first. I 👇🏼

Reggie won‘t forget Wren, Bex, Hugh, George, Louie, Joy, Janine, Beth, or Olive(poor Olive😭😭😭) any time soon. I really liked this book. (edited) 3mo
DivineDiana It‘s the truth. 3mo
tpixie Great review! We‘re reading this for April ‘s #LitsyBookClub 3mo
Reggie @tpixie Thanks, I‘ll be looking for the discussion questions to jump in. 3mo
tpixie This author really knows how to pick her topics! Definitely discussion making! 3mo
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Reggie
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Gosh dang it, Jodi Picoult!!! Please stop ripping my heart out and tell me what happens!!!

robinb Beautiful passage...made me think of my own daughter‘s freckles. 😊❤️ 3mo
sprainedbrain Lol. Gosh dang it! 3mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain She was really tugging at the feels the whole way through. Lol 2 things I know about Iowa: You live there. And it‘s flooding. You doing okay? 3mo
sprainedbrain @Reggie yep, we are good where I live. The river is high but the bad flooding is in the western part of the state right now. I‘m in the southeast. 😊 3mo
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Alfrazier21
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I don‘t read Jodi Picoult books often, but when I do, I expect an emotional roller coaster. Unfortunately, for me, that wasn‘t what I found in this book. A Spark of Light is obviously a well researched and thought provoking story; however it almost felt like facts were being thrown at me so often that I couldn‘t develop a connection with the characters. I‘m also not quite sure how I feel about timeline. Overall, this was an ok read for me.

Purrfectpages I bailed on this one for similar reasons. 3mo
KateFulfordAuthor That‘s a good review, thank you 3mo
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Stephaniereads1
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I thought this was thought provoking. The way the story unfolds is different. She jumps back and forth but I didn‘t mind because the story telling was so well done.

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Stephaniereads1
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My next read.

Reviewsbylola This one is on my TBR. 3mo
E.r.joy Oh yea! I just received it on Libby! I ❤ed Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult and that was my 1st read of hers. ❤ 3mo
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SaraHasClass
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I was so disappointed in this book! She has such a gift in taking hard topics, & creating strong characters who represent all opinions. Here, the pro-choice agenda was the view of the rational characters & others were dismissed as misguided zealous protesters. The unbalanced presentation of this topic by Picoult is political, surprising & disturbing. I like it when she leaves it up to the reader to decide.

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Unabridged
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I have mixed feelings about this latest Picoult novel, which I listened to on audio. Though Picoult always chooses important issues and articulates the arguments on both sides clearly, I did feel that A Spark of Light does so at the expense of its characters, who feel more like symbols than real people. And their conversation/thoughts are sometimes more short essays on both sides of the abortion debate than examples of authentic dialogue.

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Paula3
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This book took me a long time, much longer than most. I'm a huge fan of Picoult primarily for the fact that she explores topics most of us don't bring up in polite conversation. I have always been a staunch Pro Choice supporter. I visited Planned Parenthood regularly in my teens and 20s for birth control and pelvic exams. This book took me out of my comfort zone. It forced me to look at things from all sorts of pov's. I give this ☆☆☆☆☆

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JenFowler
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Wow. How does Jodi Picoult do it? She takes a sensitive, highly controversial topic and allows you to empathize and see both sides of the issue. Of course, you have to go into this pretty open-minded. Pro-choice, pro-life..abortion is a tough subject matter. Picoult tackles it with grace and earned my admiration for her writing once again.
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JenniferEgnor I‘m always looking for books on this subject that no one is comfortable talking about. Thanks! 3mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Don't really have many books in pink 😅 Hope this will be good enough for #prettyinpink ☺️ If not, my monkey is in pink! 🐒❤️

#literarylove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s perfect!!! 💗💗💗 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, my dear friend! 😊❤️ 4mo
vkois88 Oh my goodness, this pic is adorable 😍 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 thank you, my dear friend! 😘😘 4mo
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Krystle13
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I guess I have mixed reviews about this book. At times I was mixing characters up and their "background" stories. The ending could of been a bit longer. I enjoyed reading this book. Though I can see why it was a touchy subject for people to read about.

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Clare_Riley
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This was my first Jodi Picoult book - and what a book to start with! I can see why the reviews have been so extreme, it‘s a very emotive subject. And writing a book backwards needs some getting used to - but I liked it. It was interesting to see what happened and gradually find out the motivations of the characters. It‘s quite a balanced view of abortion too, and the authors note at the end was as interesting as the rest of the book, in my opinion

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StrayCat13
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This book's content was interesting, but I wasn't terribly fond of the presentation. The story played out in reverse and was a bit awkward and confusing at times. The author's note at the end was probably the best part. In it Picoult offers some very interesting arguments regarding the social complexities that surround the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate.

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Krystle13
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I did not start this book when I said I was going to. Partially from all the mixed reviews & busy schedule. But here it goes!
#FridayNightBookClub

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Paula3
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So many pencil underlines ✏

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blondie
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This book was so good. 💜

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me_myshelf_and_i
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Just started this new Jodi Picoult last night and loving it so far. And look at that pretty cover 😍

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Paula3
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Sunday Funday 📚 starting my new Picoult ♡

blondie I'm almost finished with this one. 🖤 4mo
Paula3 @blondie I'm really enjoying it 4mo
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