Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused.What does it mean to be a good mother How far would you go in the name of love and justice In the course of her everyday work, career driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determiPicoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused.What does it mean to be a good mother How far would you go in the name of love and justice In the course of her everyday work, career driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars But when her own five year old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well In a heartbeat, Nina s absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.
Perfect Match Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused What does it mean to be a good mother How far would y
Consider this What would you do in the name of justice What would you do if someone harmed your child And what would you do to protect them These are the questions Nina Frost was faced with after she found out that her son, Nathaniel, was sexually abused Nina made a living as an assistant district attorney Her job was to prosecute the child molestors and rapists that preyed on little girls and boys In her subconscious, she reasoned with herself that through this line of work, her perfect world c [...]
Trigger the sexual assault of a child This was a gut wrenching novel to read Like many of Jodi Picoult s novels you will have an internal debate on if justice through the court system is the best route Though most of us would agree we should never take the law into our hand, we are also not blind to the injustices of our judicial system and corrections system This powerful novel has twists and turns right up into the last couple pages I was very engrossed in the plot I did struggle with Nina s c [...]
I read this entire book in one night no easy feat at over 400 pages, but it was so engrossing that I couldn t put it down Picoult does such an incredible amount of research for every one of her books that, even if you don t like the story, you are guarenteed to come away with knowledge that could help you win Who Wants to be a Millionaire Reading too many Picoult books can get kind of annoying, as they all follow the same basic formula even though the end is supposed to surprise you, after awhil [...]
reading the contents of my shampoo bottle was riveting.
I read this avidly JP is a good writer she draws characters well, pitches a story, and does her research But there is a flaw in this book Nina, commits murder in order to protect her sexually abused son from his abuser, and in doing so severely compounds the trauma suffered by him with the possibility that she may go to prison Nina goes for the quick fix, the self serving impassioned unthinking response but, isn t maternal instinct actually much stronger, much tougher, than that I can remember a [...]
I hated this book, but I can t decide if it was the lame plot, overwrought characters or the horrible narrator I can t believe I stuck with it till the end I m not going to waste any time on this book except to say that people do not smell like caramel or taste like sugar unless they just ate a donut.
classic jodi picoult troubled family, hot debated issue, extremelly well written metaphors, a law suit and a twist ending.i m at a point where i ve read enough by jodi picoult to expect or less what is going to happen next, however i still find myself devouring every paperback with her name on i can get my hands on in less then 24 hours time the woman ,once again, delivers.
Precis The story follows the reaction of a family to finding out their child has been abused.I found this book quite disturbing, for all the wrong reasons I mean for reasons probably not intended by the author.First, the US judicial system and it s disadvantages for children victims of abuse, was detailed It sounds medieval Modern technology, used to help these children in Britain is not used at all in America Children have to give evidence like adults I found myself repelled by the method in Am [...]
Got this in Costa Rica because there was nothing else remotely decent and figured that I d enjoyed Sister s Keeper enough However, was let down and just felt that this was hastily written and overly complicated Plus, explored pretty much the same themes as before and did not do as good a job at exploring the shades of grey Found myself annoyed with the mother than anything else and not especially caring about the outcomext
Excellent thought provoking book by an excellent author Couldn t put it down.What does it mean to be a good mother How far would you go in the name of love and justice In the course of her everyday work, career driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars But when her own five year old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, [...]
I firmly believe everyone should read what they want What makes them happy Be that shameless smut, or bad horror, or rapey bodice rippers Read it all I don t care But I, as a reader, have a guilty secret.I m a bit of a book snob.This trait emerged without warning when I was recently discussing reading with a friend She likes to read Jodi Picoult, as does her husband, and I have always sneered at Picoult books because they sound like Lifetime movies We were trying to find books in common, so she [...]
Although this may not be one of Jodi Picoult s best novels, nevertheless it is still a good read Most of Picoult s novel are about extraordinary situations that seem like they ve come straight from newspaper headlines, and this one is no different the sexual abuse of a five year old boy by a person they trusted Perfect Match is well written, with multiple narrators so the reader feels like they get to observe all sides of the story The characters are engaging, intricately flawed and realistic I [...]
Characters Nina, Caleb, and Nathaniel FrostPatrickNot my favorite JP book The scenario didn t seem so plausible to me I believe that sex abuse does happen however, the scene described seem too contrived The twist at the end reminded me of a really old Nancy Rosenberg I think novel In her book the mom also an attorney murdered the man she believed raped she and her daughter in a home invasion Later it was revealed that she murdered the wrong person who is a vile individual In that book the mom fe [...]
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard I am sure we should so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again Charlotte Bronte He puts his big hands on my shoulders I fell in love with him because of those hands, which can touch me as if I am a soap bubble certain to burst, yet are powerful enough to hold me together when I am in danger of falling to pieces You are only as invincible as your smallest weakness, and those are tiny indeed the le [...]
I m embarrassed by my not only enjoying Jodi Picoult in the beginning, but by how I seem to continue enjoying it even when she churns out stuff like this Perfect Match is contradictory and angsty and ridiculous Adultery, murder, child abuse it is so crammed with controversial topics that it runs the whole gauntlet of shocking and comes back round to boring Which is exactly what the book club readers like, no A little of nitty gritty to discuss over the tea and biscuits, but not so much that it s [...]
My all time favorite ofJodi Picoult s books It took me a long time to open a JP book simply because the subject matter she chooses makes me squirmy I felt the same way about this one Most of us don t want to read a book about such an uncomfortable subject The molestation is only a small part of the book, it is just the catalyst The story grabs you within the first few chapters and refuses to let go JP takes us a roller coaster of emotions and twists of events that continue until the end One of t [...]
Jodi Picoult is one of my all time favorite authors I anxiously await her new books each year.It has been awhile since I read Perfect Match but it is a book that definitely stays with you Painful to read at times but well written and difficult to put down once you start You can tell that as usual Jodi Picoult has done her research As with quite a few of her books dealing with a tough subject can make for some emotional moments for sure Recommended
This book was well written and page turning with a masterful plot Picoult developed each character with suspense However I was irritated with the main character, Ninae was selfish and I often wanted to kick her In this book I admired Attorney Fisher Carrington who seemed to be the only one exemplifying healthy relationships He was a servant and savior I wanted to give all the others therapy.
This was brutal I had to finish it, but I have no excuse for starting it.
I don t even know where to start on how terrible this book was If I could give negative stars I would It s laughable, the events that take place in the courtroom would never be allowed I Could not stand any of the characters, especially the main femal character I would actually be reading and have to stop and say outloud to myself I can t believe how BAD this book is Come on the ending, I would of enjoyed the book much if her husband would of left her and she would of been sentenced to 20 years [...]
This is my absolute favourite Jodi Picoult book Although most people opt for My Sisters Keeper and I don t blame them because that is amazing, I just think this book is so exciting to a point where I read it in one sitting Although many of Jodi s books have a shock factor somewhere, that s partly why I love her writing, this was twist and turns all of the way through The characters were so well developed and you could completely understand even when they behaved so erratically It s a truly great [...]
Seamlessly, Jodi Picoult has pulled me out of my too long reader s block and back into the track of hard hitting emotions, too often hushed issues, and one hell of a ride in Perfect Match.Nina Frost is a prosecutor in Maine who tries to balance being a mother to her five year old son, Nathaniel, and a lawyer seeking justice to help ease the pain of molested children But her world tilts precariously on its edge when they find out that their sweet little boy was a victim of the crime she so desper [...]
Where do I start with this atrocious book First of all, the main character Nina was a ridiculous c t Sorry, but it s true After finding out that her son is molested she decides to shoot the accused priest at the arraignment How stupid is that Even the angriest of parents wouldn t do such a thing If your child is molested your primary focus should be supporting and seeking help for your child Not ending up in jail thereby reducing your son s support system And then oopsie She killed the wrong guy [...]
Nearly all of Picoult s books present a moral dillema without a clear way to work your way out of This book deals with a young boy who is sexually molested, and his mother s vigilante response to the situation.I first expected the court drama to revolve around the molestation trial, but it very quickly becomes a moot point and shifts instead to the mother Picoult, as usual, brings in a scientific twist this time with DNA testing that is usually something fairly educational.This book introduces a [...]
Yang saya sukai dari karya Jodi Picoult adalah kemampuannya membawa pembaca ke dalam ceritanya,meskipun sudut pandang dalam buku ini kadang berpindah dari Nina Frost ke orang ke tiga tunggal,buku ini sukses membuat saya merasa bahwa dunia ini tidak sekedar hitam dan putih, benar dan salah, ada banyak hal yang menjadi pertimbangan kita dalam memutuskan suatu hal, dan perbedaan benar dan salah bahkan bisa berupa garis tipis saja Buku ini bercerita tentang ikatan batin antara ibu dengan anaknya, ya [...]
What would you do if someone you care is being hurt What would you do to know not one single thing in the world could keep them safe Not even the law that Nina Frost juggling around for the last seven years as a prosecutorSeven years,It s the enough amount of time to understand that child molestation has never been an easy caseLet alone, it is her dearest five year old son who d been mute after being anally rapeHundreds of cases reported but only twenty goes to trial and 12 among them being sent [...]
I really enjoyed reading the first half of this book And then I somewhat enjoyed the last half I certainly can t say I wasn t captivated, I couldn t put it down and powered through it I was just surprised how early on the surprises were There are two big plot changes about a third and half way through the book At this point I stopped caring for Nina I generally rate a story like this based on whether or not the author or director made me root for the bad guy And Nina was definitely the bad guy A [...]
In my quest to read everything ever, and always picking up things from authors I already am familiar with, I picked up this book from Picoult Her books seem to be hit or miss mostly misses because the best one I read from her so far was the first one I picked up, whatever it was called In this book, just like nothing happened And the little amount that did happen, I didn t agree with at all Though it did kind of remind me of an SVU episode, which is a show I very much enjoy Women is a prosecutor [...]
What a story Picoult is my favorite author and all of her books seem to deal with some sort of moral or social dilemma This was a superb drama One that tugs at the heart of every parent out there Who hasn t imagined being a vigilante of justice in the event that your child was victimized The book was written in first person from many of the characters points of view At first, when I was just getting to know and understand the characters, this was a little difficult to follow I quickly overcame t [...]