The Pact : A Love Story

by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0688158129 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 11/11/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Friday, November 11, 2005
2005 Planned Parenthood Book Fair purchase

For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty - they've grown so close it seems they have always been a part of each other's lives. Parents and children alike have been best friends - so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born. So when midnight calls from the hospital come in, no one is ready for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris has described. As its chapters unfold, alternating between an idyllic past and an unthinkable present, "The Pact" paints an indelible portrait of families in anguish...culminating in an astonishingly suspenseful courtroom drama as Chris finds himself on trial for murder.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 21, 2007
received from Nou as a RABCK at the Charleston Convention

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This is a typical Jodi Picoult book. A controversial subject is explored and a twist is introduced at the end.

The Golds and Hartes have lived side by side for years and their children have grown up together. Chris and Emily were destined to be soul mates. When a call from the hospital comes in the middle of the night, everyone is surprised. Emily is dead from a gunshot wound and Chris says they had a suicide pact. But the gun is from Chris' father's gun collection and forensics points to something other than suicide.

The book alternately portrays Chris and Emily growing up with scenes of the present. The idyllic past is interlaced with the anguish of the present. Picoult shows how each family member copes with the other family and the grief shared by all.

This book explores the idea of how well we know our children and how strong the bonds of friendship are. Picoult has once again written a book which had me reading well after the lights should have been out

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 15, 2008
hand delivering to Breeze

Journal Entry 5 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 11, 2008
Ive had this for a while and just realized I didn't journal it! Sorry!

This was more difficult to read than Picoult's other books. There was something too grusome about Emily's death that didn't sit right with me...or maybe it was Chris' family's reaction. Good but not great in the end.

Available to a good home!

Journal Entry 6 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Picked up at the local meetup in Barrie. Thanks for passing on!!!

Journal Entry 7 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 25, 2008
I couldn't put this one down once I started it. Was my first Picoult book and I am looking forward to reading more of her novels. Will pass along to my Mom to read as she is on a "Picoult" roll right now and then will use for the 2009 Valentine's Day Release challenge as the word LOVE is in the title.

Journal Entry 8 by deereads at Holly Community Centre in Barrie, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 02, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (2/2/2009 UTC) at Holly Community Centre in Barrie, Ontario Canada



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Journal Entry 9 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
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Journal Entry 10 by shywar on Friday, September 04, 2009
Loved the book, it brought me tears and could not put it down. teh ending was wonderful.


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