The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Synopsis:

Comic book artist Daniel Stone never for a moment suspected that the same boy whom his fourteen-year-old daughter, Trixie, loved might inflict upon her the worst possible harm. Could the young man, who once made Trixie’s face fill with light when he came to the door, have drugged and then raped her? She says that he did, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a man with a past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back in order to protect his daughter.
With a story that transports us from small-town New England to the wilds of the Alaskan bush, and interspersed with the striking pen-and-ink pages of Daniel’s graphic novel, Jodi Picoult probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child – and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero.
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Rating: @@@@@
Pages: 385
BCID:xxx-5484295
ISBN:1-74114-693-3
Year: 2006
Format:Paperback
Comments:I absolutely loved this book. I felt that Jodi captured the emotions and thought processes of a rape victim perfectly and I totally related to what she had to say about parenthood. The figures quoted were a little alarming. Why bother going through the terrible trauma of a court case when only just over 16% of offenders wind up going to gaol?
The only thing I didn’t like were the (very annoying) comics scattered throughout the book. I’ve never been a comic book fan and I found these distracting.If you can ignore the comics, The Tenth Circle is definitely worth a read.
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