While I was in Singapore around 2 weeks ago, I bought this book as soon as I could find the nearest Borders, just in case I have too much free time waiting for the train, cab, plane, etc. I've been meaning to read this book for quite some time already, so why not start during a vacation kan?
I was attracted to the basic storyline, at first. It's about a couple who got twins, one girl & one boy. The husband, a doctor, who helped deliver the babies realized that his baby girl has Down Syndrome. So he told his wife that the baby girl died and asked his nurse to send the baby to a "special" institution. But the nurse didn't have the heart to leave the baby there, so she went away and raised the baby as her own instead. So the lives of these people were forever changed, yada yada yada lah.
So I finished reading it 2 days ago and I DO NOT recommend you to read this book unless you're into Shakespeare kinda shit (which I am not). Too many descriptions of how the sky's so blue, the snow so soft & white (like there's any other color for snow hello?), the leaves are falling, the flowers blooming, the sun shines brightly and all those konon2 romantic crap, it's sooo annoying! I mean, sikit2 bolehlaa tahan lagi. But if all actions nak kena kaitkan with all the earthly elements - the wind, the flowers, the ocean, the rainbow - mannn...it can be dreading. And that is what you'll get when you read this book.
Sorry Kim Edwards, your writing is just not my cup of tea. And Jodi Picoult, you still rock!