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The Tenth Circle: A Novel

by Jodi Picoult

Pocket Books | December 24, 2013 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Tenth Circle: A Novel is rated 3.6923 out of 5 by 13.
ONE OF #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT’S MOST POWERFUL NOVELS, THE TENTH CIRCLE “WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY” (Entertainment Weekly). . . .

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She’s also a straight-A high school student, pretty and popular, and the light of her father’s life. . . . Comic book artist Daniel Stone would do anything to protect his daughter. But when a single act of violence shatters her innocence, seemingly mild-mannered Daniel’s convictions are put to the test—while his own shockingly tumultuous past, hidden even from his family, comes to light. Now, everything Trixie’s ever believed about her hero, her father, seems to be a lie as Daniel ventures to hell and back, seeking revenge. Will the price be the bond they share?

Revealing an “exceptional, unflinching, and utterly chilling” (The Washington Post) portrait of today’s youth culture, Jodi Picoult pulls readers inside a shattered family facing the toughest questions of morality and forgiveness.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1.2 in

Published: December 24, 2013

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476751323

ISBN - 13: 9781476751320

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner The cover of this novel caught my eye in the book store so I bought it. Have read many of Jodi Picoult and she didn't disappoint me. The Tenth Circle is about how far a father will go to protect his teenage daughter. Trixie has the support of her parents and her best friend to help her deal with the horrible incident there are too many secrets. I did enjoy this book and will read more of this authors work.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the included graphic novel One of JP's best offerings. Solid storytelling, excellent characters, excellent twist. My favorite part of the book was the way that the grahic novels tied into the storyline. It enhances the reading experience.
Date published: 2011-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read "You signed no contract to become a parent, but the responsibilities were written in invisible ink. There was a point when you had to support your child, even if no one else would. It was your job to rebuild the bridge, even if your child was the one who burned it in the first place." Plot: Trixie Stone is a vibrant 14 year old who is the apple of her fathers eye. She is smart, popular and also in love for the first time. Trixie has her whole life ahead of her but all this changes after an act of violence. It doesn't take long for Trixie to lose herself or who she thought she was. Her family is left picking up the pieces until they find out the deep, dark secrets that they have both been hiding from each other. My Thoughts: Going into this book I already heard some mixed thoughts about it, but I'm really glad I picked up this book and gave it a chance because I loved it. This book starts off a little slow but once it picks up, Boy! Does it take you on a wild ride. Jodi Picoult is known for her "strong subject" writing and this book isn't any different. We read from each characters point of view, we get to learn about their painfuls pasts and uncertain futures. You really grow to care for these characters and root for them. Of course this book didn't fall short with the twist and turns that picoult is known for. It wasn't until the last view pages that I was able to try and piece together my own conclusion before it was revealed. I thought I had it figured out earlier in the book, but once I thought I did it would spiral in a new direction. I loved the "Comic Book" element, it added a huge ingredient to book. Jodi Picoult delievers another masterpiece with The Tenth Circle. This is a must read.
Date published: 2010-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad Wasn't the greatest novel, however it was a nice read.
Date published: 2010-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad Wasn't the greatest novel, however it was a nice read.
Date published: 2010-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another entertaining read Since she was born Trixie and her father Daniel have been nearly inseparable, but now at 14 Trixie has begun to shut her father out. With a new boyfriend in her life, she begins to rapidly spiral downward. The Tenth Circle explores the bonds between parents and their children and attempts to determine how far they should go to protect one another. Drawing upon Dante’s circles of hell, Picoult examines the depths of human desperation and delivers another entertaining tale whose only fault is trying to fit in too many events. In all it is a great summer read as it does not require excessive amounts of complicated thinking and analysis.
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't keep my interest I found the characters were hard to identify with. I also found the storyline to be very slow. I was disappointed with this story, definately not one of Jodi Picoult's best books.
Date published: 2009-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good book I really liked this book - not as much as My Sisters Keeper or Plain Truth - but this held your attention as well. As I was reading I thought there was too much detail - until I finished it and then it all came together. Very well written.
Date published: 2008-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible and Disturbing! I absolutely hated this book! It was so dumb! All of her books are weird but this one.....
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Picoult does it again! Trixie Stone thought she had it all until her boyfriend dumped her. In an effort to do anything to get him back, she lies to her dad to go to a party where Jason will be attending. But at the party, Trixie is raped. The book looks at the relationship between Trixie and her parents, as well as their relationship, and exposes all of them as liars. They lie to each other and lie to themselves. I felt the most sympathetic towards Daniel, Trixie's father. He did everything he possibly could for his daughter and in the one moment where he gets distracted by his wife's affair, Trixie gets hurt. I wasn't sure how to feel about Trixie because it was unclear as to whether or not she lied about her rape. But that being said, after being told by so many people that she was a liar, she showed tremendous courage by keeping her ground. I didn't much like Laura. I felt she was much too self-centred. Although the whole parallel with Dante was very interesting. That also parallels the graphic novel that Daniel has written. However I felt like the graphic novel would have had more impact if it was a bit more detailed. The illustrations were quite amazing, even though I thought I was looking at Wolverine from X-Men on the first page. As usual, Picoult's books are hard to put down and the characters are very involved. A good read!
Date published: 2007-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YAY! Jodi Picoult tells this haunting story by using an external point of view, with an omniscient narrator. This helps the reader understand what each character is going through in the novel. In a lot of cases this type of narrator could affect character development but Picoult manages to avoid this problem. The plot line is full of twists, turns and surprises. The novel is a suspenseful page turner that you will not be able to put down. With corresponding comics in between chapters that compliment the plot line, the novel is dark, but charming in the end. A story about murder, heartbreak, scandal, love, and family how could it not be amazing?
Date published: 2007-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put Down. This book was awesome. Jodi Picoult wrote it in such a way that you would always be guessing what happend. Everytime I thought I knew what happend something would change and I would be reguessing what the real story was. I couldn't wait to find out what the real story was and you can't be certain of it until the very end of the book. I was a little afraid about reading a book about a young girl being raped but the story was told respectfully and wasn't grossly graphic. There was a lot of depth to the story and you really come to understand that everyone has a story and unique perspective. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes supsensful drama and are looking for a book with deeper meanings as well. This was the first book I read by Jodi Picoult but i will definitely be reading more of them.
Date published: 2007-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! wow what an intense amazing breathtaking book! it teaches you about the bond between father adn daughter and just how far it can go! its amazing Jodi Picoult is an awsome writer with drama and passion in her books! The Tenth circle is an intence great read!!
Date published: 2007-01-21

– More About This Product –

The Tenth Circle: A Novel

by Jodi Picoult

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1.2 in

Published: December 24, 2013

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476751323

ISBN - 13: 9781476751320

From the Publisher

ONE OF #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT’S MOST POWERFUL NOVELS, THE TENTH CIRCLE “WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY” (Entertainment Weekly). . . .

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She’s also a straight-A high school student, pretty and popular, and the light of her father’s life. . . . Comic book artist Daniel Stone would do anything to protect his daughter. But when a single act of violence shatters her innocence, seemingly mild-mannered Daniel’s convictions are put to the test—while his own shockingly tumultuous past, hidden even from his family, comes to light. Now, everything Trixie’s ever believed about her hero, her father, seems to be a lie as Daniel ventures to hell and back, seeking revenge. Will the price be the bond they share?

Revealing an “exceptional, unflinching, and utterly chilling” (The Washington Post) portrait of today’s youth culture, Jodi Picoult pulls readers inside a shattered family facing the toughest questions of morality and forgiveness.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult was born in Nesconset, New York on May 19, 1966. She received a degree in creative writing from Princeton University in 1987 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she landed a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. Her first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale, was published in 1992. Her other works include Picture Perfect, Mercy, The Pact, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, House Rules, Sing You Home, and Lone Wolf. My Sister's Keeper was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz. She received the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. She also wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. Her title Between the Lines made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Editorial Reviews

"Picoult spins fast-paced tales of family dysfunction, betrayal, and redemption....[Her] depiction of these rites of contemporary adolescence is exceptional: unÞinching, unjudgmental, utterly chilling."

-- The Washington Post