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The Pact: A Love Story
by Jodi Picoult

Published: 2008-11-05
Kindle Edition : 397 pages
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From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the ...

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From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

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  "The Pact: A Love Story"by amycarol17 (see profile) 09/24/12

 
  "The Pact"by Kandee (see profile) 01/03/11

I kept expecting this book to be better

 
  "The Pact : A Love Story"by mgenduso (see profile) 01/17/10

 
  "Very good book!"by Juanita79 (see profile) 03/20/09

 
  "Attention getting ending!"by lollygil (see profile) 01/30/09

Another of Picoult's dramas with many twist and turns. A lot of angles to discuss.

 
  "A love story between two teenagers and their intertwined families"by lexihohol (see profile) 10/31/08

Our book club had various opinions about this book. Some of the words to describe it were, touching, obsessive,manipulative, unfinished, intriguing. Many said that you could tell that this was one of... (read more)

 
  "I really unexpectedly enjoyed this..."by tat2zie (see profile) 10/10/08

This is a great book to just sit down and get enraptured in. It kept me interested... made me sniffle a bit... and was never dull. Do it.

 
  "This book was a real page turner. Loved it."by ccomstock (see profile) 05/06/08

The Pact is a book that every parent, grandparent, educator should read. It deals with the topic of teen suicide and the ramifications it has on families and other loved ones. A must read.

 
  "Just ok..."by stefanieapplegate1 (see profile) 01/31/08

I liked this book but not nearly as much as some of her other books. It brought up some good discussion points in our club however, so I think it is a good book club book.

 
  "Another Picoult page turner!"by AnnMills (see profile) 01/09/08

Fantastic storytelling of a poignant issue....teen suicide.
Anyone with teens can especially relate to the subject matter.

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