Between 2−3 stars rating, 23 November 2017
A good read
By: Endah Anomsari
Small Great Things is a story about a nurse who have been working for dozen years and is falsely accused for murdering a newly-born baby in the hospital she's working at. The accussation, however, is made because the nurse, Ruth, is a black woman. Not that she really kills the baby. In a society where discrimination againts people of colour is a winning narrative, proving that Ruth isn't guilty becomes more challenging than proving any white nurse or doctor who has the baby under their care (but no one but Ruth who was accused).
The book is difficult at the beginning, particularly because it has a disturbing theme. Discrimination. The way Picoult made a White... See More
Supremacist as one of the narrators in the book makes it even more difficult to read. Though what makes the reader feel disturbed isn't the story itself but the fact that such White Supremacist does exist in real life. Now, in our world.
The story becomes more interesting once the lawyer (Kennedy) takes the case and the legal process starts. The story also moves in a right pace and by the end of the book, Picoult makes us understand why Ruth did that and how she felt. The reader can see the feeling of those who have been discriminated in their whole life.
It's not the best book out there, but worth to read. Definitely not a waste of time reading this one.