11 Jul 2010

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

The Tenth Circle: A Novel

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter.

With The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult offers her most powerful chronicle yet as she explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and questions whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime -- or if your mistakes are carried forever.

This is a brilliant book.  One of the things that I loved the most about this book was the way the story, on the one side, was about Trixie Stone and, on the other side, it was about the cartoon picture stories that are written by Trixie's father that are also added into the story and the way that the two are linked.   An absolutely fantastic book and would recommend it to everyone and anyone......

10000000000000000 out of 10

 
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