The Tenth Circle

The Tenth Circle

eBook - 2006
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When the ghost of his murdered fourteen-year-old daughter identifies her boyfriend as her killer, an overprotective father with a secret past decides to take the law into his own hands, a choice that takes him from a small New England community into the wilds of the Alaskan bush. By the author of Vanishing Acts. 300,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Jodi Picoult, the New York Times bestselling author of Vanishing Acts, offers her most powerful chronicle yet of an American family with a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child -- and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero.

Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father's life -- a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who's always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence...and suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie.

For fifteen years, Daniel Stone has been an even-tempered, mild-mannered man: a stay-at-home dad to Trixie and a husband who has put his own career as a comic book artist behind that of his wife, Laura, who teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college. But years ago, he was completely different: growing up as the only white boy in an Eskimo village, he was teased mercilessly for the color of his skin. He learned to fight back: stealing, drinking, robbing, and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself, channeling his rage onto the page and burying his past completely...until now. Could the young boy who once made Trixie's face fill with light when he came to the door have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a man with a history he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back in order to protect his daughter.

The Tenth Circle looks at that delicate moment when a child learns that her parents don't know all of the answers and when being a good parent means letting go of your child. It asks whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime or if your mistakes are carried forever -- if life is, as in any good comic book, a struggle to control good and evil, or if good and evil control you.

Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781416523123
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

Not my favorite Jodi Picoult book. The story was okay and thought-provoking. The comic book pages turned me off.

LoganLib_Dove Jun 13, 2016

This book is so raw and emotional. I honestly can't get this book out of my head. Jodi outdoes herself on this title.

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jazpur
May 14, 2016

Hair raising drama about teenagers, their parents and friends.It's too...Jodi Picoult does 'too' well.I liked the insertions . The graphics added to the storyline.

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Karen9
Feb 14, 2015

This is another wonderful book written by Picoult. It has a more Young Adult and Adult clash to it, which made it a bit different then her other books. I enjoyed it nonetheless! If you enjoy young adult books, and adult books this is a must read. Overall, I still liked her other books a slightly more since I'm a bit less favoured on the Young Adult books. However, I loved to see the parental love displayed in this story. It truly warmed my heart, the fact that Daniel would be the "man" that no one anticipated he would be threw me off. However, I loved the story! Well written.

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MPLolohea
Jan 03, 2015

A very excellent read that made me want to tear my hair out in anger over one of the main characters. As you read this novel, the character Trixie and her morals will not only make the story very riveting, but also very frustrating. This book is great with it's illustrations too.

Do try it!

thunderbunny1 Aug 16, 2014

Leaving Time 2014

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lucky38
Aug 02, 2012

I did not care for this book. A fourteen year old girl allowed to date an older teen, is that what is going on in the real world? Wow, am I behind the times! She and her toxic girlfriend playing "party games" with the boys hoping to get her boyfriend back? Most of the parents in Piocults books have it together better then the ones in this book. I have read a lot of her books and most of them are very thought provoking and at times extremely sad. Maybe I was having an ""off" day when I read this, but I was disappointed.

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Nubia
Jun 19, 2011

"The Tenth Circle" is one of my favorite stories. It is basically about a teenager that is in love with Jason. However she tells the police that he raped her one night during a party. Jason gets convicted and he might go to prison. However he killed himself before he went to prison. Trixie is now the first suspect that might of have killed Jason. She decided to ran away to Alaska where her father grew up. When her father, Daniel Stone, finds her, he told the police that he was the one who killed Jason. However the police tells him that Laura, Trixie's mother, said that she was the one who killed Jason. The mystery of this story is who might of have killed Jason, and whether Trixie's life will be normal, and also if she's going to be able to have a family one again.

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keo8128
Mar 01, 2011

Mediocre. I accept that Jodi Picoult has a particular plot template that works for her, and I tend to enjoy her books (as one would enjoy popcorn for a snack - nothing much to it, but can't stop snacking). But this one really didn't excite me.

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babsrich
Jul 30, 2010

Trixie Stone accuses her ex-boyfriend Jason Underhill of raping her, everyone is quick to take his side when he claims their intercourse was consensual. Trixie's parents, Daniel, a mild mannered comic book artist from a harsh background, and Laura, a college professor sleeping with one of her students,

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