This is the first thing I have read by Jodi Picoult. It's a short story and it was free for kindle, so it seemed like a good place to start.
While I like her writing style, I feel this could have been much more. It felt more like a sample from a full book than it was a short story. I feel like everything was introduced real well, but there was no ending and nothing was wrapped up.
Apparently this character is in a book of hers though, and I definitely plan on reading it sometime. I'd love to see more and maybe, this story will be finished off somehow in the novel.
Either way, I feel this is a nice sample of writing style, if not plot. I expect that a full-length novel will be much better as it will have more time to develop and come to a nice ending, and look forward to reading other works from the author.