“Sing you home explores what it means to be gay in today’s world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system..”

 

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The main protagonist in Sing you Home is Zoe Baxter. Zoe has been trying to get pregnant for over 10 years. Then finally one day she discovers she is pregnant but sadly miscarries and loses the baby.

From these events her entire world collapses and she divorces from her husband, Max. Zoe works as a musical therapist and she throws herself into her work and finds herself developing a friendship with Vanessa whom she works with. Zoe and Vanessa become involved in a sexual and emotional relationship and Zoe’s desire for children returns. Zoe and Max have some remaining frozen embryos. Zoe needs Max’s permission to use the embryos for her and Vanessa to have a child together. However Max will not grant his permission and as a result Zoe and Vanessa face a court room battle with Max. The story tells of a woman’s fight to happiness.

Overall I did not enjoy this novel as much as I have enjoyed other work of Picoult’s. For some reason I found it quite hard to sympathise and connect with the characters. It is worth reading if you are a fan of Jodi Picoult and similar authors, but if you are new to Picoult’s work I would not start with this novel as it may put you off reading her other better work.

I rate Sing you Home 5/10

 

Reviewed by:

Sarah Griffiths

Added 7th March 2015

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