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The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglelliewing of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Twynnie): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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Found on a book of shelves in the canteen where I work and I couldn't resist picking it up. 


Journal Entry 2 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, December 04, 2008

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I keep picking this up and putting it down and as I have way too many books on my to be read shelf I'm going to send this to Twynnie, who has it on her wishlist and who won the Happy Day UK RABCK competition this month. 


Journal Entry 3 by winglelliewing at Trimley, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, December 04, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/6/2008 UTC) at Trimley, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 14, 2008

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Thank you Lellie! This has been on my wishlist a while and I do always enjoy a Jodi Picoult book! 


Journal Entry 5 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 08, 2010

8 out of 10

This is in many ways a typical Jodi Picoult book. It is gripping and in places heart-wrenching and has relationships as its subject matter. In this case Picoult deals with a very sensitive subject, Rape, without becoming too preachy. The heartache is laid on quite thick though,so it can become like a cautionary tale - and I would imagine it might seem much that way to any teenagers reading.

Picoult is very good at showing how couples or parents and children can be very close and yet worlds apart at the same time. The family at the centre of this book clearly love each other, but still cannot 'fix' the problems they have got them into. The connection with desolate, freezing landscapes and Dante's descriptions of hell are meant to mirror the character's internal torment. This isn't particularly subtle - it was perhaps a bit more 'in your face' than I'd prefer at times - but it does work. The whole situation with Trixie's mother teaching Dante and her father creating a comic book based on the Inferno seemed a little contrived though, and the plotline witht he mother's affair really didn't fit in well for me, it was too much of a distraction from Trixie and Daniel's stories.

This book was different from Picoult's others in that it featured extracts from the comic strip drawn by Daniel, the father of the girl around whom the story revolves. I quite liked this, it was bit of'relief' from the heavy storylines and it reflected the issues in a different form. There was also an amusing little game to play looking for letters in the pictures but I have conveniently forgotten the answer so I can't spoil it for everyone.

All in all this wasn't my favourite Picoult, but it was an enjoyable read an shouldn't disappoint her fans. 


Journal Entry 6 by Twynnie at -- Controlled release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Monday, February 08, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/8/2010 UTC) at -- Controlled release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Sending as a RABCK to someone who wished for this! Hope you enjoy it! 




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