Jodi Picoult has written an amazing book once again. In her thought provoking book, The Pact, about love and death, we are taken into the past and present with different people's perspectives to make the readers understand the book and empathize.
The Hartes and Golds are neighbors that have been close friends for a long time. Seventeen year old, Emily Gold, and Chris Harte have known eachother since they were born. Throughout the book we are shown the development of their relationship from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. When Emily is found dead, Chris is found as a primary suspect. The reader is shown the life of Chris, with excellent description of his experience with law and his intense trial. When the Golds and Hartes find out about this death Jodi Picoult shows us the effects of death on family and friends. Friendship's end and relationships are tested.
The Pact is a must read book that everybody will love.
This book took quite a few pages to get into, and the recurring characters in Picoults books get old and uninteresting. The too-good-to-be-true lawyer taking on the most difficult case around, and bonding with the victim in ways hes never bonded before is an age old story. The adults story was predictable. The teens story is a common plot in books and movies with the whole knowing the one person you belong with since birth. This book only got interesting towards the end when Chris Harte relates what really happened to the side of the story his lawyer, Jordan, was telling the jury. I would recommend this book to someone who has read Picoults previous books and has a soft spot for her recurring characters.
Emily and Chris have been together for a long time and best friends for even longer. So why would one night, both of their parents (next door neighbors) get phone calls to come to the hospital. Where, one child is dead and the other is in shock. Why would the two decided on a sucide pact that would tear all the friendships apart? This book is riviting and keeps you guess and wondering what happened. I laughed and cried throughout the book, espically when she describes Chris and Emily's beautiful relationship and how it got to where it is. Did they really even had a sucide pact? I read this book in one sitting. I had to keep turning the pages to see what would happen. And, I'm sure you will do the same.
I thought this book was great. At first I didn't like the flashbacks, but that was how you learned about the people. I read this book because my friend reccommended it to me and I would read it over and over again. I think that this is one of the best written books I have ever read. I would reccommend this to anyone who liked the Twilight books. They don't have vampires but they are really good. I was so happy at the end of the book when the jury read the verdict, you wouldnt believe. This is a must read!!!!!HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book is a must read for both teens and their parents. Remember, how it felt to be absolutely over-the top in-love? Well, this book explores the dark side of this all-consuming passion within a relationship and how it can turn to obsession.
Picoult does a fantastic job at explaining without condoning suicide. That suicide is FINAL and never an answer!
This book just grabs your attention and is very heart breaking. Foremost it is about love and the sacrifices involved in it. There are many questions raised and it is very wonderful to see just how strong this love is between these two characters.
The flashbacks are great and although the book feels too long at times it is possible to get through it without much strain.