The Pact Book ´ 512 pages ↠ Jodi picoult

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The Pact Book ´ 512 pages ↠ Jodi picoult ↠ 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 soFor 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 Why do so many people seem to loveadore Jodi Picoult novels? I gave her a try with My Sister's Keeperand admittedly I didn't hate it although I did take issue with the plot However The Pact has now completely and successfully put me off allany Picoult novelsThere are so many reasons why I hated this book; I find it hard to pick one major thing that irritated me The things I do hate about it areintegral parts of the storyWARNING SPOILERS AHEAD Not that I even recommend you read this novel So just read the spoilersI hated the entire premise of the novel A suicide pact that turns out not to be a suicide pact but rather a young man helping his girlfriend kill herself??? In some ways Picoult sullied and insulted the truest nature of love Chris the boy involved with the suicide pact considers it to be true love as he releases his girlfriend Emily from her worldly cares and pain Is this really what true love is?Number one what message does this send to people with suicidal ideation???That sometimes our troubles and trials are too great for us to handle so we must escape into death???I was shocked by the romanticism of suicide that occurred in this novel Fair enough Picoult did attempt to show us the repercussions of suicide with friends and family but the strongest point of the novel was Chris describing on trial the death of Emily his loverNumber two Emily who had suffered a form of sexual assault at a very young age never deals with the issue Now this has been documented and researched linked to people who are suicidal and it makes complete sense Often there is some kind of abuse in one's childhood that inevitably leads to depression self blame and sadly suicide Picoult didn't offer much about the abuse though other than a uick reference to it as a glimpse into Emily's life She manages to hide her depression from her parents and spirals downward Chris being the only person she confides inThroughout the entire second half of the novel when Emily's slow ascent downward is being explained I wanted to shake Chris until his teeth rattled If my boyfriend came to me and said I want to kill myself I'm extremely unhappy because of something but I refuse to tell you why I would immediately seek therapy for him in ANY WAY POSSIBLE However Chris being a naive teenager what other reason could there be??? does nothing convincing himself that he can stop Emily before she takes the final stepNothing about Emily's abuse becomes apparent to any of the parents The biggest shocker of the story is that Chris wasn't suicidal at all that he seemly went along with Emily's plan for some flimsy reason that doesn't hold up under examinationThere is literally nothing about this novel that I liked What kind of story is this?? I've read many depressing novels but this one was the worst What was Picoult attempting to communicate to the reader? That suicide leaves families devastated and tears people apart but is sometimes inevitable and is the answer to our woes? Perhaps if she had explored the realm of sexual abuse and sought to show some type of healinganythingperhaps then the book would have been palatable to me However I very much doubt that and as you can tell from my reviewI give this novel one star because I did NOT like itI hated it Give this book a pass

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Been best friends so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something They've been soul mates since they were bornSo when midnight calls from the hospital come in no one is ready for the appalling truth Emily is dead at s This is the first Jodi Picoult book that I have read I admit that she is a good writer and I found myself unable to put the book down; however I felt that there was a lot lacking to make this a solid GOOD book In my opinion though this book was supposed to be a dramalove story it severely lacked drama I felt it was worthy of three stars rather than two solely because I completely fell in love with the main character Chris Harte He was the only character that I felt was well developed and the least bit interesting If every man could be like this 18 year old boy the world would be a much better place On the opposite side of the spectrum I found myself abhorring his girlfriend Emily Gold with her mother Melanie taking a close second The basic plot of this book was two children Chris Harte and Emily Gold growing up together as neighbors and best friends They were inseparable and starting dating around the age of 15 and 14 respectively By the age of 17 Emily was dead and Chris was on trial for her murder due to an apparent suicide pact gone awry The trial that takes up at least half the book and then there's a predictable ending The only true thing that kept me interested in this book was the fact that every other chapter told an account of the past explaining the circumstances that lead us to this suicide pact I was curious There were a few glaring problems with this book at least for me There were several issues that were touched upon but then never resolved or explained At times I felt that the maturity of Chris and Emily's relationship was extremely unbelievable Most importantly I felt that Chris and Emily were not a good couple Chris is obviously a very caring devoted and sensitive boy He was completely in love with Emily Emily on the other hand turns out to be weak and completely self centered She doesn't even consider how ending her life will affect other people Though her issues were legitimate I don't think that she was deeply scarred enough nor was her situation grave enough to feel that suicide is her only way out I feel that she needed a good thrashing to snap out of her funk and realize that the world does not revolve around her Heck I probably would have shot her as well Overall it's not a bad read as Jodi Picoult is an excellent writer It is entertaining though somewhat under developed It's not a book that upon finishing I find myself wishing that I had those two days of my life back; however if her other books following the same vein of this one I will uickly retire from reading her work

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The PactEventeen 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 describ Gosh I want to hate her for writing books like thisThroughout the whole book I was thinking about what rating to give it because there were parts that blew my mind and others that were just very slow yet significant for the storyline I even caught myself thinking Ha she forgot to mention that but then it happens on the last page ;The end of The Pact convinced me again though that I can't give this book less than 5 stars There aren't many books where I really sympathise or feel with the characters For the time I'm reading the book they are really part of my life and this is kind of frightening The ending was really unexpected for me Well not the actual revelation but how it turned out in the end Jodi Picoult never ceases to amaze me Wow