Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

The story starts out with a lady waking up in a cemetary with no recollection of how she got there. She is alone. She is injured. She has no idea who she is.

A police officer picks her up and befriends her. He takes her to get medical attention and takes her in while she tries to remember who she is and waits for someone to claim her. She knows she is married only because there's a ring on her finger.

It turns out that her husband is a very famous and powerful movie star, and at first she thinks she has the perfect life. She lives in the lap of luxury with a man that every woman in America thinks she would like to be with. But her memories slowly start coming back to her and she remembers where her head injury came from and that she passed out in the cemetary because that's as far as she could get away from her house and her husband before she passed out.

The characters are very well developed. It deals with heavy themes like domestic violence and miscarriage and prompts the reader to think about what he or she would do in the characters' situations.

Other themes the book touches on:

Native American culture
Racial prejudice
Lack of privacy for celebrities
Child abuse


gautami tripathy said...

I like your review.

In India, marital violence is very common. I liked the wat Picoult touches issues that no one wants to talk about.

Do check my review too. I am going to link this review with mine. You can do the same if you wish too!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought I'd let you know about another book by Jodi Picoult!!

Following the successful movie adaptation of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Lifetime now brings you a new based-on-novel film, written by New York Times bestselling author, Jodi Picoult: Published in 2006, The Tenth Circle has won rave reviews across the country, and is now a movie starring Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire, What A Girl Wants), Ron Eldard (House of Sand and Fog) and Brittany Robertson (Dan In Real Life). See it on Saturday, June 28th at 9PM ET/PT:

The Stone family's seemingly idyllic lives are shattered when their daughter, Trixie, is the victim of a date rape. But there are holes in Trixie's story, and when another violent crime occurs that may be linked to the rapist, the entire Stone family finds themselves under suspicion. Can they all survive the truth and make it out of their personal circle of hell?

For more information about the movie (cast, photos, movie trailers, etc.), please click the link below: