Book Review: Wish You Were Here

Diana O’Toole has a great life. She has a great job, with a promotion in store. She has a great boyfriend (he’s a doctor), a soon-to-be fiancée. She’s going on a trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos. Diana is living a charmed life. And then the pandemic hits.

Wish You Were Here, opens a new window was an absolutely beautiful book that was unwrapped like a lovely gift. I say that because it made me look at the past eighteen months differently. Instead of just thinking about the horrors that people have gone through, I have tried to think of how I have had to change my mindset. What did I do with the time that I worked from home? What did I do with the money I didn’t spend going out to eat all those nights because restaurants were closed?

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a book in which the Covid-19 pandemic was a central character in the book. However, in true Jodi Picoult fashion, it was not shoved down our throats. It doesn’t affect Diana in the way you’d think, and boy, talk about a huge surprise. I did not see that coming. I have read a few of this author’s books and have enjoyed some more than others. I have to say that if anyone asked me right now, I would say this is my favorite so far. - Rosanna (Admin)

Wish You Were Here