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Trixie Stone is an imaginative, perceptive 14 year old whose life begins to unravel when Jason Underhill, Bethel High's star hockey player, breaks up with her, leaving a void that can only be filled by the blood spilled during shameful self-mutilations in the girls' bathroom. While Trixie's dad Daniel notices his daughter's recent change in demeanor, he turns a blind eye, just as he does to the obvious affair his wife Laura, a college professor, is barely trying to conceal. When Trixie gets raped at a friend's party, Daniel and Laura are forced to deal not only with the consequences of their daughter's physical and emotional trauma, but with their own transgressions as well. For Daniel, that means reflecting on a childhood spent as the only white kid in a native Alaskan village, where isolation and loneliness turned him into a recluse, only to be born again after falling in love with his wife. Laura, who blames her family's unraveling on her selfish affair, must decide how to reconcile her personal desires with her loved ones' needs.
The Tenth Circle is chock full of symbolism and allegory that at times can seem oppresive. Still, Picoult's fans will welcome this skillfully told story of betrayal and its many negative, and positive consequences. --Gisele Toueg
I read this book a few years ago and loved it. Decided to buy it this time (instead of borrowing it). May recommend it for our book club to read.Published 1 day ago by P. Graboski
This is an excellent book which reflects all the research typical with this author. I read the kindle version which was not totally user friendly since there are pages with... Read morePublished 7 days ago by mjm
I love a book that makes me hurry to finish chores so I can get back to reading. I thought it was well written and interesting. A nice family theme and touch of suspense.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't relate to the characters, the plot itself is confusing and when you're done with the book you are left with uncertainty as to what will happen to Trixie and her parents. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Aidis
I've read several very good books by Jodi Picoult. This isn't one of them.
The story evolves around Trixie, a fourteen year old brat who apparently has never been... Read more
Very-well written book, I quite liked the storyline, which I recommend to anyone who loves reading about family relationship, love, trust.Published 1 month ago by Paola