Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - The Pact, Jodi Picoult


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!





My Teaser - The Pact by Jodi Picoult

The chapters go back and fourth between Now and Then.

I cheated a little as I went back trying to at least tell you if it was text from Now or Then and found this, I thought it was perfect. (i'm only on page 83)

pg. 247 Part III - The Truth




That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies;
That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright;
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson -
The Grandmother


Summary

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.


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25 comments:

  1. I'm going to dust this one off my TBR to read over the holidays. Great tease.

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  2. Interesting! I've only read one of Jodi Picoult's books, My Sister's Keeper, and was not really a fan, but this one sounds like I might enjoy it more.

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  3. Great teaser! I haven't read this but I think I've seen the TV movie.

    Here's mine.

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  4. Picoult really knows how to write heart wrenchin books, doesn't she. This sounds really good. Here's my teasers

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  5. Fabulous teaser. I have not read this one of hers. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/lonesome-teaser-tuesdays.html

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  6. Oh, this was a memorable book. I like all of hers, actually, and I just bought the movie "My Sister's Keeper."

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  7. Great quote - I love Jodi Picoult's books and I haven't read this one. I'll have to add it to my library list.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

    So many commented on my teaser as to liking I will have a book tour for my book teaser along with my review posted at my site on Dec. 3rd. Just so you know.

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  9. Wow, this sounds like such a heartbreaking story! Great teaser pick.

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  10. Good teaser :)
    I have seen her books but never tried one, so perhaps

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  11. Another not keen on My Sister's keeper reader, sounds like this might be a better one to get to like

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  12. Nice teaser! I've never read this author, but I hear she's pretty good. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. this sounds like a good book. i love picoult, but haven't read anything of hers the past year or so.

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  14. Haven't read this one, but loved My Sister's Keeper on audio. Thanks for the teaser!

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  15. Oh, I really like Jodi Picoult's books; I must read this one. She has a unique way of looking at what could be considered such ordinary things in life . . . and she is a very good writer.

    Thanks!

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  16. That's an interesting structure for a book.

    Thanks for visiting today!

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  17. Have never read Picoult, but that is a good teaser. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  18. All of Picoult books sound too intense for me. Thanks for the visit.

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  19. Love the teaser. I haven't read Picoult in awhile.

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  20. Thank you for stopping at Freda's Voice!!!

    Good teaser!

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  21. Sounds like a good one. I've read a couple of Jodi Picoult's books, but they're always tough reads.

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  22. I read this book about 6 months ago. It took me a while to get through but it was sooo good. I also couldn't believe the ending!!

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  23. I've read all of her books, hope you're enjoying this one!

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  24. Okay, I"m going to have t oread this one...*off to add it to my list*

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