Despite having several other books to read, I still wanted to read it again. I love Jodi Picoult and Keeping Faith is one of my all-time favourite books. This author always picks great topics to write about and this was no different. A little girl who has a female God as an imaginary friend. Sounds unrealistic, but reading the book informs you of all the how-to-be-saint processes and the idea of God from the viewpoint of different religions.
I definetely recommend this. It's interesting, has a good twist, a solid plot and even a love story thrown in. Don't write Picoult off as the kind of book 50-year-old women read in the waiting room. Get addicted.
stigmata, her psychologist infers that 'Guard' may actually be 'God'. Faith's grandmother has a heart attack and minutes after she dies, Faith shakes her and she wakes up. This lends Faith a huge cult following, especially since her God is a woman. People and camera crews sit outside their house. Faith takes a turn for the worse and lands in hospital, but the patients nearby all suddenly recuperate. Faith's father sues for the custody he previously relinquished. His lawyer claims Mariah is hurting Faith to get attention. The court case ends in Mariah's favour. The novel ends with Faith talking to God, but only because she knows her mother is listening.