Overall Rating and Opinion of "The Storyteller"

Discuss the August 2014 book of the month The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

How do you rate The Storyteller?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
2 stars - fair, okay
3 stars - good, recommend it
4 stars - excellent, amazing
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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of "The Storyteller"

Post by BeckyM » 26 Oct 2016, 00:43

I enjoyed "The Storyteller" very much as I was fascinated by the changing relationship between Sage and Josef. I had never finished a book by Jodi Picoult before as I find her style a little tedious, but one of my friends highly recommended it so I tried it. The twists in the plot kept me interested, and I could tell that the book was well researched and thought out. I gave it 3 out of 4 stars because it was a very good read; however I found some of the descriptive passages to be a bit longwinded and boring.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 07:26

I enjoyed it the written work is extremely solid and it unquestionably established a connection at the forefront of my thoughts. I think it come at a decent time for the world to think back and gain from the past that we ought not deliberately ignore to abuse, be it religious or something else. I give it a 3 out of 4 stars.
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Post by S_Mulla » 05 Feb 2018, 14:59

I've read many Jodi Piccoult books and enjoyed them all. The Storyteller was no different, I couldn't put the book down and really enjoyed it. I rate it a 3/4 and would recommend it to everyone. It is definitely worth the read.

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Post by Snrains13 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:31

I love Jodi Picoult's writing. She's very talented and you can tell she's experienced. Her books always make me cry and they are very powerful, they can make you have to take a step back and see two different perspectives of one story.
This book is more graphic and can be disturbing, but as it should be. This book is great.

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Post by bban21 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:50

She's definitely talented, My Sister's Keeper is a book I read over and over and I cry every time

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Post by atonykamau » 27 Mar 2018, 09:17

It was so heartwarming that it made me cry everytime I read it. It also had an interesting plot and the story was really enjoyable.

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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 » 28 Jul 2018, 08:17

I enjoyed this book it was really captivating and the plot was so exciting to read.

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Post by AmySmiles » 23 Aug 2018, 11:47

I enjoyed this book, and have recommended it to friends. Jodi Picoult is not my favorite author but I have enjoyed a few of her books.
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Post by NhkeiraT » 09 Nov 2018, 11:09

Jodi Picoult is an underrated author

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Post by Kansas City Teacher » 17 May 2019, 21:53

I did not review this book, but I have read it. I always find Piccoult's books to be amazing, with unexpected twists and turns. This particular book was one of my favorites, as it has a nice blend of historical fiction and fiction, with a story line that is captivating and intriguing.

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Post by Noosh » 30 Jun 2019, 23:31

When I read the book a couple years ago, I started talking about it to my professor and he was like "Jodi Picoult? No, she's not good."
But I read the book anyway and I loved it. It was my first book by this author, so maybe my professor was right and Picoult wasn't a good author in general, but The Storyteller was amazing! I gave it a five star rating on Goodreads and here I gave it 4 out of 4.
It was sad, beautiful and well-written.
I mean, what happened at the end, the guilt, the true story... it was all just wow! I had actual goosebumps!
One of the best and most painful experiences of my life! I actually cried like a madman by the end!
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Post by Nimisha_91 » 25 Aug 2019, 23:31

I've had this book on my shelf forever. I kept putting it off because of its disturbing theme. Maybe this is when I finally give it a go?

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