There were a few glaring problems with this book, at least for me. How did he explain the way they could be in a locker room, or underwater, or in the piney woods. Chris is left to deal with Emily's death. We find out that they are neighbors and have been since before Chris and Emily were born. This is my 3rd book of her's and you find yourself not wanting to put the book down.
Yet, isn't this what therapy is for? As a mother I could not imagine anything more devasting then the loss of your child, by whatever means. How do you feel the extended family environment created by the Hartes and the Golds affected their children? Until the phone calls came at 3:00 a. Number two -- Emily, who had suffered a form of sexual assault at a very young age, never deals with the issue. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. The Pact by Jodie Picoult is one of those rare books which made me feel so helpless that I started crying.
How could he convey to someone who'd never even met her the way she always smelled liek rain, or how his stomach knotted up every time he saw he shake loose her hair from its braid? At the same time, Chris's lawyer, Jordan McAfee, begins to prepare a defense. Times and he just keep going. . Picoult is sentimental, always takes on at least one Issue, and pretty much smacks you at the end of each chapter, if not each section, with pithy Theme Sentences, but she manages to avoid after-school specialiness almost totally no, I don't know how that's possible. From Kirkus Reviews: In this brooding fourth novel, Picoult Picture Perfect, 1995, etc.
The adults would just screw things up if they knew what was going on, right? I hated the entire premise of the novel. There were several issues that were touched upon, but then never resolved or explained. General Disclaimer Our site does not contain any electronic versions of books. How did the marital relationships of the Golds and the Hartes contribute to Gus's and Michael's temptations? She was mealy-mouthed and pathetic, but I got the feeling that we, the readers, were supposed to sympathize with her anyway. Also her lack of communication with her husband Michael, and also burning Emily's photos. Lots of goodreads reviewers complain that Emily was weak and unlikeable, which to me attests to how undeveloped her character was.
That one feels like he can't live without the other. Thinking you could handle anything that came your way on your own? However, the longer Chris is in jail, the more he wants to tell the truth. There were a million other problems I had with this book. Emily was a talented artist, loved by her parents, Chris, her friends and teachers. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris describes. Heck, I probably would have shot her as well.
James Harte arrives at the hospital in time to watch his son being assessed by the emergency room doctors. Granted I knew what I was getting in to provided it was a Jodie Picoult book after all but I was not prepared for the onslaught of emotions which were headed my way. At the time, reading her can feel intellectually stimulating as her books raise interesting psychological questions. However, Chris being a naive teenager what other reason could there be??? I'm reviewing it for the sake of Lorelle since it is the book that drew me into the lovely book club that I survived or survived me for several fun years. I fell in love with the book at the first page, and promptly fell in love with chris probably less than ten pages later.
They are closer than siblings, able to feel each other's pain in a way no one else can possibly understand. But the character I would never forget and will remain one of my favorite characters of all time is Chris. The story of Chris and Emily who very often compared to the two sides of the same coin, was very endearing. In the two books I've read now, sets out to deliver a big twist that will knock us on our asses. What moron couldn't have predicted that--which is another reason why I loathe this person for placing her boyfriend in unnecessary legal trouble of the Shawshank Redemption kind.
After you've read a few Jodi Picoult books, you come to expect certain things. They both lost a person they love and Chris' family was struggling through their son's imprisonment and trial. A suicide pact that turns out not to be a suicide pact, but rather a young man helping his girlfriend kill herself??? The Golds and Hartes always thought it would be great if their children, Emily and Chris, were to fall in love and get married one day. I just wanted to shake her and tell her to get some help - look at all the good things you have in your life!! But the bonds of family, friendship, and passion-which had seemed so indestructible -- suddenly threaten to unravel in the wake of unexpected tragedy. Pour continuer à magasiner sur Indigo. Tons of plot twists and turns. It is entertaining, though somewhat under-developed.