High school freshman Trixie Stone comes home from a party and says the boy she loves, and who recently dumped her, sexually assaulted her. Her father never imagined anything so devastating could happen, and now he's not sure how to help his daughter.
©2006 Jodi Picoult; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
"This story...grips from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)
"Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships." (Boston Globe)
Picoult's MY SISTER'S KEEPER is one of the best books I've read. Now I compare all of her books against MSK;I always expect the best, but this time I was disappointed. While the story was riveting and the characters compelling, I felt that the resolution was a bit too predictable and with no true ending. The narrator added to the enjoyment of the story, but I can't whole-heartedly recommend THE TENTH CIRCLE.
Definitely not a typical Picoult novel. I found the story far fetched and boring most of the time. Although, there was a couple of times it held my attention, mostly I couldn't wait to be finished with it. Such the case, I will still be awaiting her next book. Hopefully she has taken some time off and can recover her absolute wonderful storytelling abilities.
Having read Vanishing Acts and My Sister's Keeper, I expected more from this book. The plot was too weak to keep the reader involved. The motivation for the things that happened was not believable. I stuck with this story hoping it would improve, but the ending was a disappointment too. I would advise readers to skip this Jodi Picoulet novel and hope she does better with the next one.
On and on and on. You have self centered, self absorbed daughter trixie, clueless father daniel, lame mother laura, and a gaggle of high school characters who are stereotyped x10. Not one person seems to say what they mean, react appropriately, or do what is needed. You just can't feel sorry for these people, they make a bad choice and then just keep on making them, seemingly unable to take hold of the situation in any sort of intelligent manner. I'm better than half way through and have found myself twice trying to find a spoiler review online so I can justify giving up the ghost of this relentlessly boring, over dramatized slop.
I did like sisters keeper, though the end was a cop-out, but I don't think this is one of Picout's better works.
On the upside, the narrator was spot-on.
Wow! I did not expect this story to be so powerful. I was completely engrossed in this story, some days I didn't even want to get out of the car!
A fabulous listen, great for everyday commuting, relaxation or to listen while doing housework!
I have read all of her books and this is my least favorite by far. Just didn't tie everything together and was short on character development.
Not the best of her work
Although there is a need to keep listening to this book, I will tell you that it is a great waste of time. Most of her novels have "what the heck" endings but this one was so slow and so disappointing. I just wish I wouldn't have wasted my time.
So many people love Jodi Picoult's writing that I decided to give the Jodi Picoult's Collection a listen. Not one of these books will go on my favorite's list. Listening to this book I kept looking for someone to like or root for. I couldn't stand any of the characters (which was, quite frankly, how I felt about My Sister's Keeper, too).
After listening to hours of plucked from the movie of the week sensationalism, I pulled the plug. I just couldn't stomache it anymore. It felt manipulative, cliche, and predictable. Maybe someday I'll go back and finish it. But I doubt it.
I've been an avid, constant reader since I learned to read at age 5. I ALWAYS have a book going while quilting, cross-stitching, or painting
I really wanted to like this book, and for the most part I think I did. However, the ending seemed weak, after having invested 13 hours or so into the audio version and nearly 400 pages in the hardback (complete with graphic comics drawn by Trixie's father, supposedly). I guessed the killer far too early, and kept waiting for something to happen - something dramatic -but it never did. I love Picoult's writing. She can turn a phrase like none other and I love her descriptions. However, I think this one fell short of her normally stellar books. I still rated it an 8 out of 10; it is a worthwhile read, even if just to learn more about Alaska. However, it isn't going to be in my top 10 favorite books this year, sadly. Carol Monda is an excellent narrator, by the way!
well written characters - fascinating and thought-provoking plot - brilliant narration.
I thought the ending was a bit lame though.
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