This is the best novel I've read by Jodi Picoult in a long time, and it's the best book I've read in a while as well. The characters feel so real, and it invoked emotion like no other book has done. It touches on a brave topic, and that really impressed me. Being gay in this day and age isn't quite in style. Picoult really makes some great points and wrote from both sides extremely well. Readers can see the right and wrong and all the gray. Even I saw the ease in which someone can be convinced of the religious side, and I am always on the side of equality. Also, I love the first-person, present-tense writing style, and she used it for each character.
I feel like I could talk about this book forever, but I'm having trouble putting everything into words. More later, perhaps.