The Tenth Circle

The Tenth Circle

Book - 2006
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From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, a powerful novel that 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.

ONE OF #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT'S MOST POWERFUL NOVELS, THE TENTH CIRCLE "WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY" ( Entertainment Weekly ). . . .

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also a straight-A high school student, pretty and popular, and the light of her father's life. . . . Comic book artist Daniel Stone would do anything to protect his daughter. But when a single act of violence shatters her innocence, seemingly mild-mannered Daniel's convictions are put to the test--while his own shockingly tumultuous past, hidden even from his family, comes to light. Now, everything Trixie's ever believed about her hero, her father, seems to be a lie as Daniel ventures to hell and back, seeking revenge. Will the price be the bond they share?

Revealing an "exceptional, unflinching, and utterly chilling" ( The Washington Post ) portrait of today's youth culture, Jodi Picoult pulls readers inside a shattered family facing the toughest questions of morality and forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781476751320
9780743496711
Branch Call Number: PICOU
Characteristics: 385 p
Additional Contributors: Weaver, Dustin

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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

Not my favorite Jodi Picoult book. The story was okay and thought-provoking. The comic book pages turned me off.

LoganLib_Dove Jun 13, 2016

This book is so raw and emotional. I honestly can't get this book out of my head. Jodi outdoes herself on this title.

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jazpur
May 14, 2016

Hair raising drama about teenagers, their parents and friends.It's too...Jodi Picoult does 'too' well.I liked the insertions . The graphics added to the storyline.

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Karen9
Feb 14, 2015

This is another wonderful book written by Picoult. It has a more Young Adult and Adult clash to it, which made it a bit different then her other books. I enjoyed it nonetheless! If you enjoy young adult books, and adult books this is a must read. Overall, I still liked her other books a slightly more since I'm a bit less favoured on the Young Adult books. However, I loved to see the parental love displayed in this story. It truly warmed my heart, the fact that Daniel would be the "man" that no one anticipated he would be threw me off. However, I loved the story! Well written.

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MPLolohea
Jan 03, 2015

A very excellent read that made me want to tear my hair out in anger over one of the main characters. As you read this novel, the character Trixie and her morals will not only make the story very riveting, but also very frustrating. This book is great with it's illustrations too.

Do try it!

thunderbunny1 Aug 16, 2014

Leaving Time 2014

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lucky38
Aug 02, 2012

I did not care for this book. A fourteen year old girl allowed to date an older teen, is that what is going on in the real world? Wow, am I behind the times! She and her toxic girlfriend playing "party games" with the boys hoping to get her boyfriend back? Most of the parents in Piocults books have it together better then the ones in this book. I have read a lot of her books and most of them are very thought provoking and at times extremely sad. Maybe I was having an ""off" day when I read this, but I was disappointed.

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Nubia
Jun 19, 2011

"The Tenth Circle" is one of my favorite stories. It is basically about a teenager that is in love with Jason. However she tells the police that he raped her one night during a party. Jason gets convicted and he might go to prison. However he killed himself before he went to prison. Trixie is now the first suspect that might of have killed Jason. She decided to ran away to Alaska where her father grew up. When her father, Daniel Stone, finds her, he told the police that he was the one who killed Jason. However the police tells him that Laura, Trixie's mother, said that she was the one who killed Jason. The mystery of this story is who might of have killed Jason, and whether Trixie's life will be normal, and also if she's going to be able to have a family one again.

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keo8128
Mar 01, 2011

Mediocre. I accept that Jodi Picoult has a particular plot template that works for her, and I tend to enjoy her books (as one would enjoy popcorn for a snack - nothing much to it, but can't stop snacking). But this one really didn't excite me.

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babsrich
Jul 30, 2010

Trixie Stone accuses her ex-boyfriend Jason Underhill of raping her, everyone is quick to take his side when he claims their intercourse was consensual. Trixie's parents, Daniel, a mild mannered comic book artist from a harsh background, and Laura, a college professor sleeping with one of her students,

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