The Pact

The Pact

A Love Story

Book - 1998
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The Hartes and the Golds, long-time neighbors and friends, are not surprised when their children Chris and Emily fall in love, but the bond between the families is placed under an enormous strain when Emily is killed, leaving behind the question of whether her death was a suicide, or murder.
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1998, 2006
ISBN: 9780061150142
0061150142
Characteristics: 496 p. ; 18 cm

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NanCcan
Jan 28, 2017

Not one of my favorite Jody Picoult novels, just an interesting read. It's really more about how the court case goes than about what the characters are feeling. She does include some views on the role of truth in the courtroom and on intensely close relationships between teens.

loonylovesgood Nov 30, 2015

One of the more depressing Jodi Picoult stories. The ending of this one was somewhat really unsatisfying for me. Still so many loose ends. I didn't like a lot of the characters in this one, either, and had trouble understanding motivation for a lot of them. Still, it was a page-turner, near the end!

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seacat315
Jun 25, 2015

This book is a total waste of your time. This is not even CLOSE to a decent love story. Save yourself the disappointment and don't read this book. The ending is unsatisfactory and leaves you wondering why you wasted all that time reading the first 350 pages. Read a different book by the same author. It will (most likely) be much better than this rubbish.

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writermala
Oct 04, 2014

Jodi Picoult's "The Pact" is billed as a love story but it is far more than that. It is a story of complex human relationships culminating in a John Grisham like Courtroom Drama. The story involves the death of Emily Gold. Is it a suicide or did Chris Harte kill her? That in essence is the plot but in answering this question Picoult has explored so many areas of relationships that the book tugged at my heartstrings. As for the trial each time a witness was examined and cross-examined I swayed between thinking Chris would be acquitted or convicted. No, I will not be a spoiler. This book is a must read.

lbarkema Sep 24, 2014

This was my first introduction to Jodi Picoult years ago, and I just remember it consuming me. Jodi writes well and makes you feel for every single character whether you really like them or not. Told as a multiple-person narrative, ethical questions are brought up about the main plot that make you view every perspective and to take a look at your own views or stance. This book made my heart hurt, it was so emotional, but that is the biggest reason you must read it. To make one feel those feelings marks a great novel, in my opinion.

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JackieFC13
Jan 28, 2014

This was a really good book like all of the rest of hers! There was a fantastic twist at the end of this one just like all the rest! So much so that I stayed on the elliptical for an extra 10 minutes just to finish the book.

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mary138
Apr 22, 2013

A pretty good book - typical Jodi Picoult fare. I find her writing extremely easy to read with in depth characters who are easy to identify with.

Cupcake1515 Apr 13, 2013

I read this book about a year ago. It was so good! I love Jodi Picoult. She is one of my favorite authors. Nineteen Minutes is also a fantastic book.

BookFaerie27 Apr 06, 2013

Completely riveting! Picoult never disappoints!

sablegirl Jan 20, 2013

Not a bad book but it did drag out for a while. There was a lot of unnecessary story. I was a bit disappointed as the first book of hers I read, My Sister's Keeper, was excellent.

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gabby_routhier
Jan 11, 2011

gabby_routhier thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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