Monday, July 19, 2010

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

"You signed no contract to become a parent, but the responsibilities were written in invisible ink. There was a point when you had to support your child, even if no one else would. It was your job to rebuild the bridge, even if your child was the one who burned it in the first place." Plot: Trixie Stone is a vibrant 14 year old who is the apple of her fathers eye. She is smart, popular and also in love for the first time. Trixie has her whole life ahead of her but all this changes after an act of violence. It doesn't take long for Trixie to lose herself or who she thought she was. Her family is left picking up the pieces until they find out the deep, dark secrets that they have both been hiding from each other. My Thoughts: Going into this book I already heard some mixed thoughts about it, but I'm really glad I picked up this book and gave it a chance because I loved it. This book starts off a little slow but once it picks up, Boy! Does it take you on a wild ride. Jodi Picoult is known for her "strong subject" writing and this book isn't any different. We read from each characters point of view, and learn about their painful past and uncertain future. You really grow to care for these characters and root for them. Of course this book didn't fall short with the twist and turns that picoult is known for. It wasn't until the last view pages that I was able to try and piece together my own conclusion before it was revealed. I thought I had it figured out earlier in the book, but once I thought I did it would spiral in a new direction. I loved the "Comic Book" element, it added a huge ingredient to book. Jodi Picoult delievers another masterpiece with The Tenth Circle. This is a must read.
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4 comments:

  1. I'll have to put this book in my tbr list ... been meaning to get to this author. Now I'll start with this book instead of House Rules. btw, heard good things about "3wks with my brother" but it's not in my library :(

    P.S. How do you make those worm ratings? Want to make heart ones for mine but I don't know how. I appreciate your any help. :D

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  2. You are incredibly sweet! Thanks for replying and giving me the instructions. I'm stuck on #3, can't seem to highlight the image ...but I'll try again when I have more time.

    Really, thank you for taking the time to reply ...meant a lot to me.

    Have a great week! :)

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  3. I love Jodi Picoult but I wasn't sure about this one. After reading your review, I know I have to add it to my wish list. I should also prepare for a long night while reading, as it sounds like one of those I won't want to put down.

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  4. I love all of Jodi Picoult's books and I really liked this book as well. I have to say that my favorite of her books is Nineteen Minutes. Love The Pact and My Sister's Keeper, but Nineteen Minutes was a book that has stuck with me ever since I read it!

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