I like most of her books. I particularly did not like Change of Heart, because of its
heavy-handedness on the convict-is-Christ analogy and the anti-death-penalty screed. I have no issue with Picoult’s views on the death penalty; I just don’t like being beaten over the head with other people’s political views, whether I agree with them or not. It wasn’t what she had to say; it was that I read Picoult’s books because she usually bases plots on topical, relevant issues and gives me something to think about. In Change of Heart, she based a plot on a topical, relevate issue and tried to tell me what to think. I feel the same way about Mercy.
I also didn’t like Picture Perfect, either, just because I thought it wasn’t up to her standards; I thought the plot was banal. Nineteen Minutes, in particular, Handle with Care, and Keeping Faith, in particular, I thought were excellent.