8 journalers for this copy...
The Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other for eighteen years. They have shared everything from family picnics to chicken pox so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more.
When the midnight calls come in from the hospital, no one is prepared: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head, inflicted by Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact. He tells police the next bullet was meant for himself. A local detective has her doubts. And the Hartes and the Golds must face every parent's worst nightmare and question : do we ever really know our children at all?
I really enjoyed this book. I'd read and loved My Sister's Keeper so I was really looking forward to this one and wasn't disappointed. I had to keep reading on to find out what was happening and what had happened. (The story is told in alternating "Then" and "Now" chapters, which sounds confusing but wasn't on the whole). There were a couple of moments where I'd second-guessed what was about to happen which was a shame. I felt so much for all the characters. The story is so tragic, and told in a very real way. At the end, I almost felt I knew them.
I'm offering this, my second copy, as a bookring.
1. Di78 (UK)
2. Cloggy (UK)
3. Tammywith2kids (US)
4. Queensknob (US)
5. Frangipani04 (Portugal)(mailing order edited to put Conto after Frangipani04)
6. Conto (Portugal)
7. TracyR (UK)
then back to me!
Please journal the book when you receive it so we all know it's arrived safely, and please try not to keep it more than a month. If you have any difficulties please PM me and we can try to sort them out! Above all, I hope you all enjoy the book.
Thanks for the Bring Scarlett17!
I hope to read more from Jodi Picoult in the future. Thank you for this Bring.
It's going to the post today to Cloggy.
Thanks Scarlett17 and Di78 for sharing.
However, it makes for compulsive reading, I read it in about a day and couldn't put it down. You still want to know what has happened, how it has happened and Picoult manages to make sense of what is a difficult subject - as she did with My Sister's Keeper. So I enjoyed it, but it was just too much along the same lines for me, even if the subject was different.
It will go in the post to the next on the list tomorrow.
This was a terrific book, and I have truly enjoyed reading it. It was much different from My Sister's Keeper. I can put myself into this book, because I have been there with most of these feelings. I have had the suicidal thoughts at different points in my life...I have had the unwanted pregnancy...I have stood by my son when he had difficult decisions to make...I am still here, but only because of someone to love me.
Thanks a lot for sharing this book, Scarlett! I loved it and am looking forward to read more books by this author.
The book will resume its journey as soon as I have Conto's address!
30/06 - sent today to conto. It's just a very very short journey!
Thanks a lot, Frangipani04...
It's the next one on the list, therefore, I guess I won't take long!
It just didn´t feel so believeble as all that and felt like it was going on, and on, and on without any real need for it.
It was my first book from this author, but I don't think I'll be reading any other, once it seems to be kind of a recipe she's foud, or so it seems for what cloggy's JE says...
Anyway it was great to finally take this one out of my wishlist, leaving some space for all the others that keep apeearing! Thanks a lot for that, Scarlett17!!
Waiting on TracyR's address by now...
21.07.2006 - Gone TracyR's way today!
I have a couple of rings to get through in front of this one but hopefully it won't be too long before i can get to it. I have enjoyed Jodi Picoult in the past and am looking forward to this one.
I have enjoyed every Jodi Picoult i have read up until now and have another 2 on my TBR mountain which i hope to get to in the not too distant future.
Thanks for sharing this Scarlett17. I will get this out in the post to you once i have your new address.
Since this is a travelling copy of this book, I have decided to take it to the Kent BCUK meetup tomorrow. There's a new OBCZ opening in Maidstone so, if none of the Kent BCers want it, I shall leave it as one of the inaugural collection at the OBCZ.