What are the best Jodi Picoult books?

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    #1My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.

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    Juan Lopez
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "My Sisters keeper is easily my favorite Jodi Picoult book, it is incredibly moving and sad and shows the tragedy that is sickness"
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    #2House Rules

    House Rules
    Jodi Picoult's House Rules tells the story of Jacob Hunt, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Jacob becomes a suspect in a murder case, and his family struggles as officials try to shed light on the mystery.
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    Heather Watkins
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "Well researched and well written. You can learn quite a bit about Aspergers and feel empathy for those people who have it. Also theres a murder mystery plot which moves quickly."
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    #3Small Great Things

    Small Great Things

    Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things tackles racism through the story of Ruth Jefferson, an African American nurse facing charges after hesitating to save the life of the newborn son of white supremacists.


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    Gregory Stephens
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "As someone whos interested in Jodi Picoult's writing style, I read Small Great Things and it is among one of her best books. It is about racism and some difficult situations the protagonist finds himself in. "
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    #4Handle with Care

    Handle with Care
    Handle With Care follows the story of Willow, who was born with a severe disease that will give her a lifetime of pain. Willow's parents try their best to cope with their child's condition but things proved to be a little too difficult.
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    Samuel Larson
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "Great book and a good example of an enjoyable Jody Picoult Book. Handle with Care is a good alternative to other authors books. Loved it!"
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    #5Nineteen Minutes

    Nineteen Minutes
    Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes delves into the story of a school shooting and how that affected the inhabitants of the small town of Sterling. It is a story where violence begot violence.

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    Russell Williamson
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "Although this isn't my favorite book by the author it was very good. I went into this book not know much about it and was instantly engaged. The writing is well done and very emotional. The story gives an interesting perspective on how people treat others."
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    #6The Storyteller

    The Storyteller
    The Storyteller tells the story of Sage Singer and her unlikely friendship with Josef Weber. Things change when Josef confesses to a terrible secret, and the both of them must choose between punishment and forgiveness.
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    Jeffrey Evans
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "At first I felt like book was a bit derivative of some classics that shall go nameless but the more I thought about it the more interesting and unique I found this one. It's not a mystery its more of a journey and looking at it like that really made it work perfectly for me."
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    #7Leaving Time

    Leaving Time
    Leaving Time is a story about Jenna's yearning for her mother, Alice. Thirteen years after Alice's mysterious disappearance, Jenna renews the search for her mother with the help of a psychic and detective. This book is about the enduring love between mothers and daughters. 
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    Donna Collins
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "I love Jodi Picoult. My friend is also a fan and recommended her book, Leaving Time. This book is amazing. I'm so absorbed in it. It's about a girl name Jenna and her longing for her mother, Alice. She decides to continue the search for her mother with the assistance of a psychic and detective. It's an incredibly heart-warming and involving story. I have a deep relationship with my mom and loved this book because of that. Definitely read it if you love Jodi Picoult books."
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    #8Plain Truth

    Plain Truth

    Plain Truth tells the story of defense attorney Ellie Hathaway as she defends Katie Fisher, an Amish woman in court, charged with the murder of an infant.

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    Laura Peterson
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "Plain Truth is definitely one of Jodi Picoult's best books. But I would place a few others of hers ahead of Plain Truth in a best of listing."
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    #9Perfect Match

    Perfect Match
    In Jodi Picoult's Perfect Match, the five-year-old son of a district attorney, Nathan, gets sexually assaulted. What follows next is his mother's determined fight to demand justice for her son.
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    Paul Perry
    Written on February 13, 2018
    ""Well written and perfectly paced. I expect nothing less than awesome from Jodi Picoult and she never disappoints. I have never had one regret when I buy her books. She is a great author. Definitely one of my top 5 all time picks." - Renika Jacobs (Verified Purchase)"
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    #10Change of Heart

    Change of Heart

    Change of Heart tells the story of Shay Bourne, a death row prisoner whose dying wish is to donate his heart to his victim's sister. However, the lethal injection prevents him from being able to redeem himself.

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    Henry Little
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "Jodi Picoult is very good at bringing together a wide cast of characters, which in itself makes for interesting reading. She treats her readers as adults as she tackles adult themes, but the writing is sharp and well-researched, so the result is as engaging as one would want. This one does get a bit dark, but then, so does real-life, and the writer's deft touch never makes things more unsettling than they need to be, and she never stoops to cheap tricks. This book finds the author at the peak of her powers. "
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    #11Songs of the Humpback Whale

    Songs of the Humpback Whale

    Songs of the Humpback Whale is a fiction novel written by Jodi Picoult. This was originally published in 1992. This emotional book is about marriage and family.

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    Billy Phillips
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Story is okay if you can follow it. There's a lot of switching back and forth between perspectives and a non-linear plot. It has promise but could've used a little more refinement before publishing I think. I would give it a C+."
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    #12Second Glance

    Second Glance

    Second Glance is a romance fiction and suspense novel written by Jodi Picoult. This book was originally published in April 2003 by the Simon & Schuster. It follows the investigation of Ross Wakerman after a land under a sacred controversy.

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    Judy Cox
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Good plot overall. Her books aren't a straight series."
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    #13Vanishing Acts

    Vanishing Acts

    Vanishing Acts is a standalone women's fiction novel written by Jodi Picoult which centers on Delia Hopkins who is soon to be married to her fiancee, however, as she plans her wedding she sees flashbacks of a life she can't remember. 

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    Jesse Banks
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I must admit that I was rather unfamiliar with the author, despite her fame. The premise itself is intriguing, I will give it that. I found myself interested in it while I was reading, but not really fully immersed like I have been with other books of the genre. I'd go ahead and say to check this out if you are a fan of the author only."

Summary

Best What are the best Jodi Picoult books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1My Sister's KeeperBooks 27 Paid
2House RulesBooks 24 Paid
3Small Great ThingsBooks 24 Paid
4Handle with CareBooks 23 Paid
5Nineteen MinutesBooks 23 Paid
6The StorytellerBooks 22 Paid
7Leaving TimeBooks 18 Paid
8Plain TruthBooks 18 Paid
9Perfect MatchBooks 16 Paid
10Change of HeartBooks 16 Paid
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