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Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult I really like Jodi Picoult; I think every book of hers I've read, I've finished in fewer than three days. They're fast reads, and they really really draw you (well, me) in. There's always a mystery, a romance of some sort, and a twist. My problem with some of them is that they don't actually give you the answers to the questions they've been dangling in front of you. This book definitely did not do that; you had every answer to every question at the end, even if some of them were a little bit too neatly wrapped up.

This one's about a woman who finds out, 28 years after the fact, that her father kidnapped her from her mother. There's a lot of--this book demands that parents be perfect, selfless, heroic beings, which obviously I find problematic. There are a lot of references to and depictions of alcoholism, and there are detailed directions for cooking meth.