The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

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The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
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Sun, 05-13-2007 - 12:31am

I know a good chunk of people have already read this book.
But it's not yet mentioned on THIS board.

I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read a Picoult book that I haven't liked! I felt I could relate to Trixie in a way (how she felt) and I always like reading books about troubled teens (since working with them), so maybe that's why I liked it so much. Parts of it brought tears to my eyes. I enjoyed the comic book inside the book as well. Has anyone figured out the quote hidden in those pages? I think I may have gotten it!

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SYNOPSIS:

When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush – where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself – jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante’s Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life – and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped…and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.

Jenn

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Sun, 05-13-2007 - 12:38am
Glad you enjoyed it, Jenn!

Nadine - deenie1979

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Sun, 05-13-2007 - 12:13pm

I skipped the comic part.

 

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Mon, 05-14-2007 - 12:28am

I don't have a problem navigating her site. I go there frequently. On her Tenth Circle Book Page, you can enter the letters you've found into a text box and submit it, and it'll tell you whether it's right or wrong. I haven't tried it yet because I forgot my letters at home last night :o)

Jenn

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Mon, 05-14-2007 - 8:50am
I just finished this book, it was great. I liked her writing so much that I asked for one of her other books for Mother's Day and my DH and DS got me 3 of them. I started one last night.
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Tue, 05-15-2007 - 10:12pm
Hi, bossimom1 (love the name!!) and welcome to the board!

I hope you'll make yourself at home here and post often.

Nadine - deenie1979

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Tue, 05-15-2007 - 10:42pm

Hey Nadine,

I also plan to read all of hers. I've read 4 or 5 of them already and have 2 on my TBR pile. I noticed you can't read them all in a row... LoL

Jenn

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Wed, 05-16-2007 - 7:57am
I got Keeping Faith, My Sisters Keeper and The Pact. I started reading The Pact on Monday. It's really good so far. My husband mentioned that she has a new one coming out, he heard about it at the book store. I am looking forward to reading all of her books. At first with the Tenth Circle I was a little put off by the comic book part of it. Once I got past that first one though I was hooked. I am the parent of 2 boys, one is 11 and the other is 17 and a troubled teen, so I could really relate to not only Daniel but Trixie too. Any who thanks for the welcome, I will visit often.
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Wed, 05-16-2007 - 8:49pm

I'm about halfway thru this book and I'm really enjoying it .


I haven't read the comic part , and I don't know anything about a hidden quote . Whats up with that?

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Wed, 05-16-2007 - 11:04pm
Nope, they start to run into each other.

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Wed, 05-16-2007 - 11:06pm
Good to hear you'll visit often :o)

A friend at work let me borrow Keeping Faith and I can't wait to read it.

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