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!
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.