Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

Title: Picture Perfect

Author: Jodi Picoult

Genre: Women's Fiction

Summary: A Hollywood marriage between movie star Alex Rivers and his anthropologist wife Cassie Barrett has a behind the scenes story that would shock Alex's fans.

The Take-Away: This book is incredibly fabulous. Picoult does a marvelous job of explaining how a woman could stay with a man that abuses, what he means to her, and what it took to get her to leave.

The book is broken into three parts. The first and third are told from third person point of view and with the input of the people who support Cassie. The middle section is told in first person, from Cassie. The switch in point of view makes the story very real.

As I read, I kept hoping that Cassie would leave her husband, but you never know what Picoult is really going to do. She's a writer who will take you on an emotional roller coaster. This book was no exception.

Recommendation: Check it out.

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