Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Book Down!

For the past couple weeks or so I have been reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult.  This one was recommended to me by the lovely Miss Jessi.  It took me a little time to get into and read, but overall I thought it was a pretty good read.

Here is a little about the book from Amazon:
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.

If you are just looking for a good light read this and any of Jodi Picoult's books are good to pick up! I love that there is always a twist involved that takes you by surprise!

Also I am really excited because I found out that this book and another one of Jodi Picoult's that I have read were made into movies.  Supes excited to see these and compare them to the books. That is probs one of my favorite things to do!

Again I am looking for something new to read so if you have any suggestions let me know!


Amy said...

I LOVE Jodi Picoult! I haven't read one of her books in too dang long. I read this one a couple years ago, and remember really liking it. Have you read Bloom? By fellow blogger Kelle Hampton? I read that book not too long ago, and really loved it!

Mosby Hardin said...

My friend and I love Jodi Picoult too!! I have not read bloom but I will look into it! Thanks for the suggestion!!