Have you ever had a book just sitting on your shelf that just stared at you? And while it stared at you, you could hear it saying, "Just pick me up and read me. I promise you will love me...forget all these other books." Maybe you haven't but I just did. I was given this book probably two years ago, not knowing what it was about. And if you know me...I'm the type of person he doesn't read the jacket of the book because I want to actually be surprised when the plot takes off at the end of the first chapter. It's like with Twilight, I didn't know they were vampires till she found out. If I read the jacket...well I would have known all along. Anyway, that's neither nor there.
So. This 'Vanishing Acts' by Jodi Picoult. Uh-mazing...in case you didn't realize that I loved this book. It's about a woman named Delia, who is raised in New Hampshire next door to her two best friends, Eric and Fitz. Of course they are both in love with her but she really has only noticed Eric in that way...he is her fiance and her babies daddy. There are circumstances that kept her from marrying him for a long time, but at a point she finally said yes because he finally became the man he needed to be for her. Her world is fun and basically perfect...she is a search and rescue person with her bloodhound. Reality hits after some findings from her best friend Fitz and when the police show up hauling her dad away to Arizona...the place where he kidnapped her from 28 years ago.
Why did he do it? Well, that's part of the awesomeness of this story. The other thing is this is a love triangle...and we all know how I feel about those. She doesn't choose who I want her to but I understand why...no I'm not giving up that information so don't ask.
This is mainly focused around the trial and preparation for it. And each main character is given his own Point of View, so you feel more for each character. You don't have to wonder what someone is thinking, because it is beautifully written around each character. Really I love this book. Two thumbs up...5 stars. Whatever.
Lastly, since book stores always sell music I want to tell you about this greatness that I discovered. I was recently asked by someone who sings that "Trouble" song in the Target commercial with the dog...well with my persistence I found it and his name is Ray LaMontagne and I can't stop listening to his music.