Well I was struggling with this book but after I wrote that last post and read about another 20 pages or so it started pulling me in. I still don’t think it’s as good as some of her previous novels, but still good and worth a read.
I thought a little too much attention was paid to explaining the death penalty and all the court issues that go along with it and to religion. I would have liked to see the story focused on more but I did learn a few interesting tidbits about these subjects. For the most part though I skimmed through these sections.
The book is about Shay Bourne who is on death row for killing a young girl and her stepfather. He wants to gain salvation by being a heart donor to this dead girl’s sister. It is a very moving story that makes you ask yourself what you’d do if in the same situation. It also makes you question your beliefs in certain things-like the death penalty or certain religious views.