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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
took a little bit fo me to actuallu get into the book but once it stqrted to pick up i was hooked completely!Published 9 hours ago by Joshlyn Aguirre
How well do you know your kids? Are you parenting to the best of your ability? Are you so wrapped up in your own private little life that is a million miles away from your family... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Giselle Lumas
The book was okay - not as good as some of Jodi Picoult's other books that I have read.
Some of the plots twists; ie, Trixie's running away to Alaska seemed too easy and... Read more
I usually really like Jodi Picoult's books. This was not a favorite. I've read several and this one was just okay. Really not what you expect from her. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Lorraine
As usual Jodi offers excellent writing that creates a story in which I became completely engrossed, unlike some writers who just tell a story. Read morePublished 20 days ago by TammyG
Facts about the Yupiit and the Alaskan Tundra I found to be very interesting. Also I was drawn to the dark drawings of the comic story which emphasized the horror of Trixie's rape... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beverley Payiatis
Very timely subject - rape or consensual sex? Woman's fault or is she innocent no matter what? Well written. Tragedy of many families - hidden secrets that affect current day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by brian
Horrible book. Extremely dysfunctional family. The writing was fine. The content was off base.Published 3 months ago by Stephanie Long