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The Tenth Circle
The Tenth Circle
Author: Jodi Picoult
Fourteen year Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniels' life -- a straight A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has bel...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743496711
ISBN-10: 074349671X
Publication Date: 10/24/2006
Pages: 385
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 1430 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
Absolutely love Jodi. Can not put her books down once I start. This particular one contains some adult scenes; teenage drugs and sex; be advised. Otherwise, great story - as always.
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Helpful Score: 12
I enjoyed the first 3/4 of this book. I sympathized with the main character even though I had a hard time resolving the 14 year old character the author created with the 14 year old girls I actually know. I also really enjoyed the convention of incorporating graphic novel components into a traditional novel. However, I felt the last 1/4 of the book was forced and rambled a bit in order to force a conflict resolution that fit with the tenth circle of hell concept of the book. Plus the author gave us enough clues to know who-dunnit 100 pages before the book ended with no ending plot twists to prove us wrong.
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Helpful Score: 8
After hearing a lot about Jodi Picoult, I decided to give one of her books a try. "The Tenth Circle" was the first one that I had the opportunity to read, and I have to say that I was slightly disappointed, after all the good things I had heard about her. I thought the book started out excellent - characters and themes that the average person could relate to. However, there were parts of the story that I found just too hard to believe and too unrealistic for me to relate to. I understand that this is a work of fiction, but the second half of the story just seemed so out of place and like a completely different story than the first half of the book. I thought the transition between the two was very awkward. Overall, I still thought the book was a decent read, and I will give some other Jodi Picoult books a try in the future.
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Helpful Score: 7
Certainly not my favorite Picoult book. I found the graphic novel dark and hard to read and the ending very easy to see coming. Regardless, the characters were very likable and I had a hard time stopping once I started reading.
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Helpful Score: 7
Another good book by Jodi Picoult. Certainly a mix of mystique and proven test of loyalty and love. The only thing in the book disappointing to me was the mixture of comics. I'm not sure if it was done to entice the male reader, but I found it disruptive.
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I couldn't put this book down! The book is about a 14 year old girl Trixie who falls in love for the first time when she gets raped by the boy she thought she loved. From there her world is turned upside down; her friends hate her, her town hates her, she cuts herself and attempts suicide. Then the boy accused of rape turns up dead and she gets blamed for his murder....the end is suppose to be a twist, though I knew what was coming. I still recommend this book.
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Definitely not my favorite Picoult novel. It's hard to describe exactly what about it made me dislike it, maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea. I feel like she almost takes on too many issues to address- rape, adultery, suicide, cutting, family issues, etc. It's not a happy book at all, very depressing material. It was interesting how she tried to incorporate Dante's Inferno into the novel's plot, but while the idea of using a graphic novel is interesting and creative, I don't think it was all that successful. I would hope that this doesn't turn off some new Picoult fans to her writing as I have enjoyed so many of her other books.
knappkim avatar reviewed The Tenth Circle on + 12 more book reviews
I am not a huge fan of Jodi Picoult but I did enjoy this book.
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Very good book. About the troubles of a teenager with troubled parents. Must read book.
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Not as good as some of Picoult's other books.
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Eh. I remember being disappointed the first time I read it and I still am. There was no real magic and the characters were much less sympathetic than in her other books. It also leaves the ending rather unfinished. The twist was mostly lame and while it didn't follow the courtroom formula, it still had a formulaic feel.

The comic book parts were entertaining, but kind of stupid and the game with the letters was more distracting than anything else. I remember being disappointed that I bought this one in hardcover...
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed The Tenth Circle on + 892 more book reviews
Many twists in this story of he said/she said. Adultery, assault, you name it, it's in here.A family that is dangerously close to falling apart, a mother having a fling, a dad trying to hide his past, and a daughter who is caught in the middle, trying to figure out life, as are all teenagers.
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great story about a young girl finding her way through her fist love and her relationship with her father.
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Easy read. Very enjoyable with a mix of comic that coincides with the storyline.
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Once again, another "can't put it down".
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Excellent. One of her best. Suspense til the end and another surprise ending.

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