Jodi’s Let Me Down This Time

I hate not being able to relax till 4:30pm, and then it’s not even considered relaxing when I’ve got mountains of study to do.

Have I mentioned uni sucks?

But something that DOESN’T suck in the slightest…biting into your egg that you boiled yesterday (organising food keeps it healthy peeps!) and it still having a runny yolk! #winning

I woke up a little earlier than usual to get in a full body strength workout before uni. And I’ve got to say that I’m enjoying the decrease in reps (read why here- jeans issue). It’s so much less time consuming. Then it was home for a quick breakfast (I’m looking forward to those leisurely breakfasts!) and off to the place of hell uni.

I’m thinking I’ll take a bit more time to de-load and relax before getting back into study. Speaking of relaxing, I’ve finally finished my most recent read: Songs of the Humpback Whale, which means it’s review time!

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Songs of the Humpback Whale Book Review- Spoiler Alert!

Let’s start off by saying that this would be my least favourite Jodi Picoult novel so far. I really couldn’t warm to any of the characters apart from Sam and Rebecca…coincidence? Ha.

It wasn’t your usual court scene type of book like many of her others. It’s almost like she wrote according to a different formula.

Nothing connected for me. Joley at times almost seemed like he had an unnerving sort of love for his sister. Hadley was in love with a fifteen year old (to which Jodi often described her as so young). Oliver was a wank. Jane was okay but annoyed me.

I really don’t like how the ending was revealed at the beginning. It would have been fine if there was a twist or something that led to the ending that would unfold but I felt like that was a big killjoy- which is probably why it took me so long to finish this one, considering the size of the book. At times I also felt like I had already read certain things, but this was probably because so many (too many) people were telling the story throughout.

I guess the issue was that I just didn’t get it.

I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, even though I love Jodi’s books. Which is a shame because I had loved everyone leading up to this one.

Maybe it’s my fault though, maybe I missed the point? If anyone’s read it please open my eyes to the brilliance of this book, that all of Jodi’s other books (at least that I’ve read) have contained.

If you’re interested in past reviews you’ll find the book and link below:

Tell me an experience where you’ve just missed the point? This happens way too frequently for me to pinpoint one, but usually it’s pretty entertaining when it happens haha.


  1. I haven’t actually read any of her books yet but I know people are huge fans of them. Which one would you recommend for a first book?
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    • BekatCrave says:

      The Pact! That’s my favourite :) It was the first one I read. It’s quite depressing though but a great read. Also, Plain Truth & Keeping Faith are close seconds. Let me know what you think :)

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