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Second Glance summary Second Glance, series Second Glance, book Second Glance, pdf Second Glance, Second Glance 6e286b55a1 When Odd, Supernatural Events Plague The Town Of Comtosook, A Ghost Hunter Is Hired By The Developer To Help Convince The Residents That There S Nothing Spiritual About The Property An Intricate Tale Of Love, Haunting Memories, And Renewal An Interview About The Book Is Included Below The Reading Guide Sometimes I WonderCan A Ghost Find You, If She Wants To An Intricate Tale Of Love, Haunting Memories, And Renewal, Second Glance Begins In Current Day Vermont, Where An Old Man Puts A Piece Of Land Up For Sale And Unintentionally Raises Protest From The Local Abenaki Indian Tribe, Who Insist It S A Burial Ground When Odd, Supernatural Events Plague The Town Of Comtosook, A Ghost Hunter Is Hired By The Developer To Help Convince The Residents That There S Nothing Spiritual About The Property Enter Ross Wakeman, A Suicidal Drifter Who Has Put Himself In Mortal Danger Time And Again He S Driven His Car Off A Bridge Into A Lake He S Been Mugged In New York City And Struck By Lightning In A Calm Country Field Yet Despite His Best Efforts, Life Clings To Him And Pulls Him Ever Deeper Into The Empty Existence He Cannot Bear Since His Fianc E S Death In A Car Crash Eight Years Ago Ross Now Lives Only For The Moment He Might Once Again Encounter The Woman He Loves But In Comtosook, The Only Discovery Ross Can Lay Claim To Is That Of Lia Beaumont, A Skittish, Mysterious Woman Who, Like Ross, Is On A Search For Something Beyond The Boundary Separating Life And Death Thus Begins Jodi Picoult S Enthralling And Ultimately Astonishing Story Of Love, Fate, And A Crime Of Passion Hailed By Critics As A Master Storyteller Washington Post , Picoult Once Again Pushes Herself, And Consequently The Reader, To Think About The Unthinkable Denver Post Second Glance, Her Eeriest And Most Engrossing Work Yet, Delves Into A Virtually Unknown Chapter Of American History Vermont S Eugenics Project Of The S And S To Provide A Compelling Study Of The Things That Come Back To Haunt Us Literally And Figuratively Do We Love Across Time, Or In Spite Of It

10 thoughts on “Second Glance

  1. says:

    I had trouble getting into this, at first I found the changing pov choppy But about halfway through the book I found myself caught up in the story As usual her work is frightening in how it describes the myriad positive and negative emotions involved in motherhood.

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    First of all I just have to say that this may be one of the worst Jodi Picoult books I ve ever read one of the most utterly and completely ridiculous storylines in her line of books so far First off, the beginning is overwhemingly confusing so many different characters I coudn t keep my focus This was a huge flaw Second, all the history and scientific crap really bored me out of my gord Would have made this read so much smoother if she cut it down about 75 percent It also rubbed me the wrong way the character Ross would blantantly walk around in his underwear around his sisterwas there a need for this description Sounds like incest to me The only part I found even remotely interesting about this book was when they went back in time After that, I found it painfully hard to get through this novel Overall it was tedious, predictable, and unbelievable Don t get me wrong, Jodi Picoult is a gifted writerbut her concept for this novel was a little far fetched.

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    Jodi Picoult is a fabulous story teller She has a gift for sharing compelling stories, and for weaving intricate plot lines and interesting characters into a rich literary tapestry In Second Glance Ms Picoult has reached new highs She introduces us to many different characters and story lines she intertwines those characters to tell one fascinating fictional story and she throws in a lesson about American history that is quite disturbing and educational In Second Glance Picoult writes with a magical descriptive quality that is reminiscent of Alice Hoffman, but undeniably Picoult in its detail, compassion, and intricacy She talks of love and romance reality and truth guilt and responsibility and science and the supernatural Second Glance is, on one level, a ghost story When a developer tries to build on a piece of land in Comtosook, Vermont, strange things begin to happen The ground freezes in August the sky rains down rose petals and the home that is being demolished somehow rebuilds itself at night Ross Wakeman, a retired ghost hunter , haunted by the death of his own fianc , agrees to study the construction site for proof of ghosts His work not only forces the locals to consider the existence of ghosts, but leads to the re opening of a 70 year old murder case More than just a ghost story, Second Glance also teaches us about the horrors of the 1920s 1930s Vermont Eugenics project In the 20s and 30s, some learned men in Vermont wanted to preserve the state s rural charm by systematically eliminating bad genes from the reproductive gene pool Violent tendencies, simple mindedness, loose morals, etc, were believed to be the result of a poor genetic makeup, and Vermont s population could be cleansed by eliminating these bad genes through forced sterilization The local Abenaki Indians, having their own language and lifestyle, were victimized by the Eugenics laws, and often committed to mental hospitals and jails, and forced to undergo sterilization Beyond these two stories, Picoult shares several love stories Ross is consumed by his love for Aimee, his fianc , and is over ridden by guilt that he could not save her from death He flirts with death as a way of re connecting with Aimee, and feels trapped on earth until he is smitten by a new mystery lady Shelby loves her brother Ross, is completely devoted to her son Ethan, but longs for romantic love Meredith loves her daughter Lucy and her grandmother Ruby, but is too absorbed in her work to find time for romantic love Cissy loves her husband and her unborn child, but has difficulty in loving herself While I strongly recommend this novel, I find myself unable to summarize the plot The story has twists and turns, rich detail, and interwoven story lines and I fear that in attempting to summarize it, I would do a great disservice to the novel and to Jodi Picoult Second Glance is at once a ghost story, a love story, and a murder mystery It questions truth and reality, and opens the door to an acceptance of the supernatural Second Glance also is a historical novel, sharing the sad truth of the Vermont Eugenics project and how that project effected the Abenaki In the end, Second Glance is a compelling novel that should attract many readers and keep them up at night turning pages.

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    Finalmente acabei de ler o livro.N o me importo nada que uma leitura seja demorada desde que a mesma me seja prazerosa N o foi o caso deste livro, foi uma leitura muito lenta, dif cil e deveras agridoce, houve alguns momentos que gostei mas no geral n o me convenceu muito.J o terceiro livro que leio da autora, as suas obras nunca s o leituras f ceis, mas esta foi a que menos gostei, n o senti empatia com nenhum personagem e uma das coisas que mais me perturbou foi a facilidade e leviandade com que a autora aborda o tema do suic dio, basicamente se n o sabemos qual o prop sito da nossa exist ncia a solu o tirar a pr pria vida Em vez de ir procura desse sentido.Parte que achei interessante no livro porque o conhecimento e o saber nunca s o demais, foi as informa es sobre a eugenia e o quanto isso inspirou os nazistas e tamb m saber um pouco mais sobre a cultura nativo americana.Em rela o ao paranormal N o me convenceu.

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    Not bad at all I liked it and the characters There were some very funny moments and not as much controversy as some of Picout s books which made this novel a lighter read than most of her books I expected it to be a bit slow at the beginning and it did have some slow moments but not as much as I expected I like the ghost aspect which I did not think I would from Picoult because I was afraid it would be like Danielle Steel s Past Present when the ghosts showed up but it wasn t It was actually well written Overall, not bad at all and I liked it simply

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    I don t believe in ghosts Sorry, I just don t You could put in a haunted house or whatever and at the end of the day I still wont believe in ghost Even if I die and become a ghost and haunt all the people that did me wrong in my lifetime I still wouldn t believe Admitting all of that I can t say that I was hesitant about reading this book nor did I have high expectations for it I ve said this countless time but I really do have a love hate relationship with Jodi Picoult Second Glance wasn t my favorite book of hers because nothing will ever beat my first love Vanishing Acts I didn t really connect with the characters or the story line while reading I didn t really care about what was happening I was entertained enough that I read the book start to finish without stopping I feel like I just kind of wanted to get this book over with so I didn t let myself really stop reading or even think about another book I guess if you believe in ghosts or into that sort of scene then I suggest you try out this book I m not really into because I don t believe in ghosts or anything but I ve also read other paranormal books with ghosts or evil spirits that were a lot better than this book.I m sorry I tried, it just didn t work out with me.

  7. says:

    First Jodi piccoult book I set it down for 3 months, came back to it, found some things that started to click Led me to read many many Jodi piccoult books.

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    I knew as I was sitting in a crowd of over 200 Jodi Picoult fans listening to her recount her field research for this book, it was going to be a novel that would have me looking over my shoulder taking a Second Glance for paranormal presence This intricately layered novel does a perfect job of demonstrating Picoult s fantastical writing abilities She is a master at her craft, and Second Glance has proven once again that Picoult can take on any subject matter, objectively present the facts for both sides, and challenge the reader to question their belief system Absolutely brilliant To even begin to attempt to describe this novel, I have to say, I will not give it the justice it deserves So, at its basic level, Second Glance takes the reader on a journey to show how love can travel through time and maybe just maybe there are supernatural forces out there ensuring it travels safely The story also blends the controversial subject of eugenics in the mix and as a reader you can t help but wonder the possibilities of genetic diagnosis and replacement therapy with a proper blend of government and ethical organizational involvement Picoult takes a myriad of subjects and ideas and wraps it around a paranormal theme and despite the odd mix it blends just perfectly and challenges the reader to not discount the possibilities Once again absolutely brilliant.This was a perfect choice for a book club discussion as it offered the avenue to discuss ghost stories, genetic testing, boundaries and possibilities As a disclaimer, I must note, this is probably one of Picoult s complex reads, but if you re already a fan, I can say with certainty, you will not be disappointed.

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    I really like Jodi Picoult, but the problem with reading many books by one author is that you start to recognize certain patterns and be able to predict the outcome of any given situation I knew very early on what happened to Cecilia s baby, as I m sure most readers did I was also pretty sure I knew how Cecilia died because of a riddle I learned in elementary school When the truth was revealed and I found I was right, I wasn t quite sure how to feel about it I m not trying to brag or anything In fact, when I read something I like to try not to predict the ending I like to be surprised Unfortunately, Jodi Picoult seems incapable of surprising me any.Still, it was a good book It was interesting and well written, as always There are some technical details that make me shudder, like the fact that she s so comma happy, but I still enjoyed the book and recommend it highly.

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    This was an amazing read Reading this story re confirms why Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors.I believe it s one of her finest Not only do I sincerely enjoy her prose and expressive style, but I also love the fact that every time I read a Jodi Picoult book I learn something new and interesting In this case she weaves the issues of eugenics and genetics into an original story of a love lost.There are so many layers to this book, that s what s so fascinating The fact that there was a multitude of unconnected characters introduced in the first part of the book didn t confuse me at all, on the contrary, it intrigued me It s just thrilling when you find out how they are connected or related as the story unfolds In that sense, it is a page turner Also I found the ghost angle of the story totally believable.My favorite character was definitely the 103 year old Abenaki, Az Thompson.I will highly recommend this book to all my friends.

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