Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

picture-perfectCassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something altered the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern took shape –a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamor. Torn between fear and something that resembled love, Cassie wrestled with questions she never dreamed she would face: How could she leave? Then again, how could she stay?”

I tried really hard to like this book. I usually love Picoult’s books but I had a hard time getting through this one. I did like her use of Indian folklore as a background but I felt like it could have been explored more, that Will’s life was more interesting. However, I didn’t have any connection to the characters. I wasn’t pulled in like I am in any other book of hers I’ve read. The kick in the gut at the end wasn’t there, although some might say there is nothing wrong with that.

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Book Mentioned:

  • Picoult, Jodi. Picture Perfect. New York: Berkley, 2002. Print. 384 pgs. ISBN: 9780425185506. Source: Gift.
Book Cover ©  Berkley Books. Retrieved: May 8, 2008.
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  1. HI Christina,Since you enjoyed Jodi Picoult’s book “Picture Perfect” I thought you might enjoy news about another book of her’s, The Tenth Circle.Following the successful movie adaptation of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Lifetime now brings you a new based-on-novel film, written by New York Times bestselling author, Jodi Picoult: Published in 2006, The Tenth Circle has won rave reviews across the country, and is now a movie starring Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire, What A Girl Wants), Ron Eldard (House of Sand and Fog) and Brittany Robertson (Dan In Real Life). See it on Saturday, June 28th at 9PM ET/PT: The Stone family’s seemingly idyllic lives are shattered when their daughter, Trixie, is the victim of a date rape. But there are holes in Trixie’s story, and when another violent crime occurs that may be linked to the rapist, the entire Stone family finds themselves under suspicion. Can they all survive the truth and make it out of their personal circle of hell? For more information about the movie (cast, photos, movie trailers, etc.), please click the link below:http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/tenth-circle

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