Title: Wish You Were Here
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Penguin Random House
“Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow—I realize that viscerally now—but that doesn’t keep us from feeling cheated when it’s yanked away.”
I have to admit this Wish You Were Here was for me one of the most anticipating books of 2021. And honestly, it did not disappoint. Jodi Picoult is an amazing author and a researcher and it shows in all of her works, including this one.
I know writing about COVID is tricky. But as always, Picoult came prepared – you can easily see all the research she made about the aspects of this disease. From patients, to health care workers, all the way to the ways life changed for all of us during the last two years.
She tackles the topic from many different angles. And while I was ok with reading it, it should be noted that it could still be a big trigger warning to a lot of people.
Its hard to write about this book without giving anything away. It is not perfect and there were things I minded while reading it. But Picoult reads my mind and thats why I cannot but love her. She questions about things I always question myself and makes me self-reflect a lot. And thats the reason she will always have a special place on my bookshelves.
P.S. I loved the authors note in the end and her message to all of us, so if youre reading the book, dont miss that part out.
* big thank you to PRH International for providing me an ARC copy in exchange of my honest opinion.
My rating: 4 stars