The Tenth Circle

Jodi Picoult
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence.

Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and hersel Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Lincoln Award Nominee Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Tenth Circle , please sign up. I usually love the way Picoult's writing is so lyrical, and metaphorical.

But it seems that there are way too many metaphors in this book. Is it just me? Isa Rose I agree with you. I used to love Jodi's books but it seems to me that she now writes to a recipe. No longer inspired writing so her work reads …more I agree with you. No longer inspired writing so her work reads hollow. I probably will not read her again. How graphic is the sexual content in this book?

Erica It's not that graphic although if that is what 14 year olds do, they are much more advanced that when I was 14 which was long ago. See all 6 questions about The Tenth Circle…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters.

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Sort order. Jan 02, Suede rated it did not like it. Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. We need to talk. I like you, I really really do. I think you are a fun girl to fly with, and I like hanging out with you when no one else is around to make fun of me when they see us together. But I feel as though our relationship is going the way of Beatrice Sparks.

I mean, we really hit it off with My Sister's Keeper. And that first meeting was soooooo gooooood. But this relationship has taken a serious nose dive. Are you on drugs? Did you have a lobotomy?

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W Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. Whatever it is, Jodi, you can tell me. Help me help you. I don't want to lose you the way I lost Bea. Sincerly, Liz P. I'm having a party this weekend, and we will be playing Rainbow.

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Let me know if you want to go. The boys still think you are a hottie, and most of them only care about one thing and it's not your writing, thankfully! View all 19 comments. Nov 16, Mischenko rated it it was amazing. Jodi Picoult has been a favorite author of mine since I was in high school. Laura is a college professor and Daniel writes comics for a living. This is something many parents fear, including me, as our children get older. This part of the book made me really cringe because she acted like an idiot and did things no fourteen-year-old should be doing.

At this point you can really tell how mixed up she is. She heads home in the wee hours of the night and Daniel finds her in the bathroom. What took Laura so long to get to the hospital that night? Not only that, many questions arise. Is Trixie telling the truth and was she really raped that night? Is Jason really the evil kid everyone is making him out to be? I did enjoy this one as much as the first time I read it, but I believe I overlooked a few things when I read this over a decade ago.

View all 12 comments. Jun 14, Nichole DirrtyH rated it liked it. So if one were to compare popular fiction with dining, you could probably say writers like Danielle Steele, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, etc are the McDonald's of writers. I would probably equate Jodi Picoult with Applebee's. Reading a Jodi Picoult novel is like casual dining. You pretty much know what you're going to get, and you don't expect anything life altering. But it's entertaining, it's atmospheric, and it certainly feels at least a bit more upscale.

This novel is about a family: a mom, a So if one were to compare popular fiction with dining, you could probably say writers like Danielle Steele, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, etc are the McDonald's of writers. This novel is about a family: a mom, a dad, a daughter, and how they react to the daughter's rape. And also the dad's past in Alaska. And also the mom's affair. And also the towns' reaction to the rape. And also a sled dog race in Alaska. And there's also a graphic novel, and you learn a little about Dante Basically, there is a LOT going on in this novel. I felt like the author tried to cram a few too many things into this novel, and in the end was unable to tie up everything nicely.

A lot of things just got sort of thrown in there; there are themes and characters and locations running amok! But overall, I enjoyed this book. You'll get caught up in the story, and it is well written other than the overkill of plot lines. This is a decent read and I would recommend it. Maybe you should take it with you and read it while waiting for drinks at Applebee's. View all 15 comments. Aug 27, Petal X rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed , fiction. Although I had read quite a number of Jodi Picoult books, I was doubtful about this one because it included a lot of the material in comic-strip format and I do not like comics or graphic novels at all.

I needn't have worried though, because the story reads just as well just sticking to the text. In fact, especially after the tedious writing and despicable characters of Mercy , I was really surprised by some good storytelling and quite well-rounded characterisations. The research Picoult had put Although I had read quite a number of Jodi Picoult books, I was doubtful about this one because it included a lot of the material in comic-strip format and I do not like comics or graphic novels at all.

The research Picoult had put into modern adolescent sexual behaviour and into the lives of native Alaskans really enlivened the book. The only point that was a bit of a downer for me was that the ending was guessable and dealt with in matter of a few lines when I would have liked it to go on a bit more. Perhaps that is the mark of a good read - when you want it to go on a bit more! View all 18 comments. Mar 17, Ashley rated it liked it Recommends it for: all mature high schoolers and even parents.

Shelves: for-school , by-jodi-picoult. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult is based on a fourteen-year-old girl, Trixie Stone, who is madly in love for the first time with an upper classman named Jason Underhill, who happens to be the star hockey player of the town and well known by everyone. Because of this fact, after he broke off their relationship, he was the only one to move on. Trixie became depressed, desperate, and determined. To relieve her emotional pain, she b The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult is based on a fourteen-year-old girl, Trixie Stone, who is madly in love for the first time with an upper classman named Jason Underhill, who happens to be the star hockey player of the town and well known by everyone.

To relieve her emotional pain, she began cutting, which is a sign of deep depression. Also, she created a barrier between her and her dad, just as Jason had done with her. That night after giving oral sex to countless guys and playing strip poker, she finds herself alone with Jason. Failing to do so, he rapes her. Making the right decision, she chooses not to stay the night with Zephyr.

Instead, she goes home in the middle of the night and places herself in the bathroom floor, where her father finds her crying and shaking violently.

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Then, she tells him. They press charges and await a trial What happens next? But in my opinion, it shouldnt be challenged nor banned because Picoult is not encouraging teens to do negative things but instead to send out a message: Do we really ever know anyone as well as we think we do? View 1 comment. This one really fascinated me. I loved the aspect that brings to question does no really have to be said for it to be rape.

Then you had the whole messed up family aspect as an undertone. Overall, the characters were mostly likeable but it is the debate of the themes of the book that really keep you grasping for the next page. On to my next Jodi Picoult book in my marathon: Harvesting the Heart.

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This pertains to all incarnations of the Patrol throughout history. I hated them from the first time they appeared until the end of the book. Follow IMDb on. View all 4 comments. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie. Just when you thought that the book was going to have a total focus on Trixie and the hardships she goes through, the book turns and all focus is turned to the rest of the family too.

View 2 comments. Mar 16, Sarah Watts rated it did not like it. WHY do I read these books? They are poorly written. Past the point of believability and, more importantly, enjoyability. The characters are completely one-dimensional and interchangable I could have sworn I read this book before Maybe it wouldn't be bullshit if a I actually believed in the integrity of the characters enough to care if they lived or died, or b it weren't written in such overly dramatic, maudlin prose.

If Dean Koontz and Sue Monk Kidd had a baby, and that baby had some sort of developmental delay, they would have given birth to Jodi Picoult. But for some reason I stayed up until four AM trying to finish this book. Mostly I skimmed through the last third because yeah, Jodi, I get it.

The snow is a metaphor. Alaska is a metaphor. Everything is a metaphor. You've beat me to death with it.

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I just want to find out what happened to Trixie's attacker. View all 4 comments. We can't keep Jodi Picoult on the shelves in the bookstore where I work. I picked this one up just to see what all the fuss is about and before I knew what was happening I was a hundred pages into it. Picoult's great strength seems to lie in creating a suspenseful build-up as the reader waits for Devastating Tragedy to descend on her characters.

Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to know what to do after that and covers up by adding one big 'dramatic' plot twist after another.

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It could have been sa We can't keep Jodi Picoult on the shelves in the bookstore where I work. It could have been saved if the characters had more than one dimension. Apparently, that was too much to hope for. Eventually I did managed to drag myself to the end of this book at which point I was left feeling resentful over the time I wasted reading it. Shelves: contemporary , teenagers , female-author , audiobook , chick-lit.

I try to avoid genre snobbery though sometimes it bubbles up with regard to YA fiction and Paranormal Romances and considering my own tastes range from the highbrow to the very lowbrow, I am not one to cast stones. Or if I am going to cast stones, I want to know what I am throwing them at.

I mean, a lot of people thin "Women's fiction" and "chick-lit" are not my cup of tea, they are not interesting to me, but no reason why such books shouldn't be given the same consideration as any other genre. I mean, a lot of people think Jane Austen is "chick-lit" she totally isn't! Jodi Picoult is a fairly big name, and she and Jennifer Weiner another writer of "women's fiction" were involved in brouhaha concerning the media's adoration of Jonathan Franzen.

To summarize: they didn't claim that they are as good as Jonathan Franzen and should get just as much attention; they claimed that Franzen and other dude-lit authors get big spotlighted reviews and flattering Time Magazine articles while women who write as well and tell the same types of stories get shoved into this little box called "women's fiction. On the other hand, none of Picoult or Weiner's books really look interesting to me. And while, again, they were careful not to claim that they thought they personally deserved to have the same status as Jonathan Franzen, it's pretty easy to see the unspoken word " necessarily " inserted into that disclaimer.

The Tenth Circle happened to be on sale at Audible. Picoult's literary chops are like. In two words: nothing special. Not terrible, not great, palatable but bland writing with pretensions of being deep and allegorical. The story was very much a movie-of-the-week sort of story. Daniel and Laura Stone are comfortable suburbanites living in a snuggly affluent neighborhood and they have a teenage daughter named Trixie no, I could never get past that name, nor why she thought "Trixie" was so much less embarrassing than her real name, Beatrice who is basically your standard issue American high school freshman.

Daniel is a comic book artist, a fairly big name one, like the sort who would be recognized at conventions, and Laura is a college professor. Into this tranquil pond of domesticity, Picoult drops two stones to ripple the waters.

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The first is that Laura is banging one of her grad students. The second is that Trixie has a boyfriend, and she's been reading too much Twilight , therefore she doesn't understand why the universe does not end since all life and meaning is erased when he breaks up with her. Actually, the book makes no mention of Trixie reading anything. So, Trixie is really, really angsty. She will do anything to get Jason back, even go to a rainbow party. Okay, seriously, Jodi Picoult?

Yes, teenagers have sex and sometimes they have really stupid sex. But when I read about how the author researched teen sexual behavior for this book by talking to actual real live teenagers, all I could think was, "Don't you know that the other thing teenagers do is lie and make shit up? Especially when talking to grown-ups about sex? I see what Picoult's intention was and I'd see it even if I weren't able to infer what an author is saying from context because Picoult spells it out, repeatedly, because she assumes her readers are kind of dim : she's concerned that we are raising a generation of extremely selfish and sexually entitled young men and girls who obligingly cater to their expectations.

Which is a valid concern and a worthy message, but Picoult is riding a trendy wave here that was largely based on urban legends and she teeters on the edge of sex-hysteria and "It's 9 p. So next thing we know, she comes home and says Jason raped her.

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The Tenth Circle is a Canadian mystery film directed by Peter Markle and starring Kelly Preston, Ron Eldard, Jamie Johnston, Britt Robertson, and Haley. The Tenth Circle () is a novel by Jodi Picoult about date rape and father/ daughter relationships. It heavily references Dante's Inferno.

When freshman Trixie Stone Brittany Robertson accuses her ex-boyfriend Jason Underhill Jamie Johnston of raping her, everyone is quick to take his side when he claims their intercourse was consensual. Trixie's parents, Daniel Ron Eldard , a mild mannered comic book artist from a harsh background, and Laura Kelly Preston , a college professor of literature sleeping with one of her students, become involved.

After questioning Trixie and conducting a blood test it is revealed that Trixie was drugged, and people begin to believe that she was really raped. Jason, whose life is supposedly ruined, leaps from a bridge. Although first presumed to be suicide, Trixie and her father are later suspected of pushing him off the bridge. After the police call Daniel requesting blood samples from him and Trixie to compare to blood found under Jason's fingernails, he attempts to flee with her in his car but is soon stopped by the police, and he then tells Trixie that he was the one who pushed Jason off the bridge.

Daniel is brought in to the police station and confesses to pushing Jason, but is then brought to another room with Laura inside. Laura confesses to Daniel that she was there when Jason died.