The Pact: A Love Story

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The Pact: A Love Story

Format:  Paperback,

496 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Aug 2006

ISBN-13: 9780061150142

ISBN-10: 0061150142

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Until the phone calls came at three o'clock on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead--shot with a gun her beloved and devoted Chris pilfered from his father's cabinet as part of an apparent suicide pact--leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult--one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction--comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Aug 2006
ISBN-13: 9780061150142
ISBN-10: 0061150142
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.7
Walmart No.: 061150142

About the author

Biography of Picoult, Jodi

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.

Book description

Until the phone calls came at three o'clock on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead—shot with a gun her beloved and devoted Chris pilfered from his father's cabinet as part of an apparent suicide pact—leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult—one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction—comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Attention holder This book is very hard to put down. It keeps you so involved your want to keep reading to see what is going to happen next. 11/03/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Recommended to anyone Easy to read, great story line. It's tragic, but a great read 05/11/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOVED THIS BOOK! Words can't express how powerful this book is. It really makes you think. Great book for a woman coming of age. =) 05/19/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Must Read This was a wonderful book, Jodi did a really great job. Couldn't put down the book. 10/24/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Pact Oh Wow! What a great book! Picoult is a great author. I think she really knows young people today and what they must go through each and every day. You never know what is going on in the minds of your children. The end had a twist that was not expected. I loved this book! 07/02/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Has it all Overall a really good book. Has it all. Includes a sense of mystery and suspense all while still remaining a love story. Has twists and turns you will not expect. Surprise ending that will make you glad you read it. Encourages you to reevaluate your own morals and beliefs. A truly inspiring love story that makes you wish you had the same. Includes a murder mystery for those of you who love the thrill of criminal justice. Leaves you second guessing who killed the person. You are constantly reevaluating what you believe will happen. Characters are so real that you feel that you have a deep connection to them and so well developed that you want to get updates well after you finish the book. The narrative is told in an interesting back and forth style,between Chris,who is accused of murdering his life long friend and love. Picoult does a great job in getting us to know the two families. Story told from the viewpoints of both teenagers. Great plot that holds the readers interest throughout the book. Very sad story though, be prepared to shed tears if you are sensitive and easily connected to books. I highly recommend this book to anyone of any age, as I am only a teenager and found adults and pre-teens who loved this book as well. Although this story is a tragedy at other times it made me laugh. Overall, if you're looking for a book to capture you, this is it. After reading, I am sure you will want to read it again and again. You truly will not be able to put it down. I read it in 3 days because I could not get enough of it. 12/20/2012
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