The Resource The pact, Jodi Picoult

The pact, Jodi Picoult

Label
The pact
Title
The pact
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The profound questions faced by the characters in this heartrending novel are those we can all relate to: How well do we ever really know our children or our friends? What if...? For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty - they've grown so close it seems they have always been a part of each other's lives. Parents and children alike have been best friends, so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born. So when midnight calls from the hospital come in, no one is ready for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris has described. As its chapters unfold, alternating between an idyllic past and an unthinkable present, The Pact paints an indelible portrait of families in anguish, culminating in an astonishingly suspenseful courtroom drama as Chris finds himself on trial for murder
Summary
When Chris wakes up in hospital, Emily is the first person he asks for. She is the love of his life. But Emily is dead, and Chris is the sole witness to what happened in the park that night. He claims it was a suicide pact ; they were both meant to die. Then the investigation turns up motive for murder and there is only one suspect.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005885
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Suicide pacts
  • Family
  • Teenagers
  • Bereavement
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
The pact, Jodi Picoult
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781741757996
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781760111571
Label
The pact, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781741757996
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781760111571

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