I was so excited to read a novel that took place during the early days of the COVID pandemic, so I eagerly sought out Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2021). I read it last month and even today I’m struggling to eek out thoughts on what I think of it. I don’t think I can write much without giving up “spoilers.”
I enjoyed the writing, and I loved the characters. I loved it but was frustrated by it at the same time. I wanted more than what this novel offered.
For now, I’ll just say that I feel I need to reread it, maybe in a year, and see if I feel differently. I don’t think rereading it right now will help me settle my thoughts. Next time I read this, I’ll write a more in depth and “spoiler-y” review.