11 Jul 2010

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match: A Novel

What does it mean to be a good mother?

How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?

Perfect Match
In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.

This is the first book I ever read written by Jodi Picoult and I have to admit this is my favourite, so far.  The issue of child abuse and other issues brought up in this book is a real issue that I don't believe is ever really explored fully in newspapers and magazines (I don't know if this is fact but from my own personal experience I have not come across too many stories like this one)...  I loved the way that you are led to believe one thing about a character but reading on you are then led to believe another thing.... 

A great story from a great author.  I would definitely recommend this one...

100 out of 10

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