A couple of months back I was thinking about some of my favorite authors and how some of them seem to have a pattern in most of their books, or at least recurring themes and elements (for lack of better words). So I made a list and the end result was this recipe format. If this one goes well, then I might make this a weekly thing for some time.
The first recipe is for Jodi Picoult’s Adult books. With 11 of her books ingrained in my brain I’d say her books delve into social issues with big courtroom drama that allow for different points of view.
- 5 cups of Controversial or Provocative Subject
- 2 cups of the U.S. Judicial System
- 3-5 cups of Different Point-of-Views
*1 cup should be a Lawyer Character
- 1 pinch of an Unexpected Ending
- 3 pinches of Connecticut or New England
Step 1: Stir your 5 cups of Controversy or Provocative subject try and let it be a social issue, but remember it could be anything from questioning the penal system, rape, murder, civil rights issues.
Step 2: Once you’ve stirred your controversy take the 2 cups of U.S. Judicial System and mix it until it’s a thick paste.
Step 3: Depending on story get your 3 to 5 (sometimes more) Point-of-Views chop it up and add it to the mixture, these POVs will show every side of your social issue. (One cup should be a Lawyer’s perspective but it’s not necessary.)
Step 4: Make sure to add 3 pinches of a Connecticut or New England town setting.
Step 5: Mix until your mixture is a thick paste.
Step 6: When you’re done mixing, grab pieces of the dough-like mix and roll them into balls and place them in your oven tray.
Step 7: Heat your oven to 450 degrees and carefully place your Jodi Picoult stories inside.
Step 8: Wait 10 minutes for baking or until your story is consistent 4 to 5 gold star ratings on Goodreads.
Step 9: Take your Picoult stories out of the oven and add one pinch of an Unexpected Ending and enjoy.
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