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Perfect Match Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused What does it mean to be a good mother How far would y

  • Title: Perfect Match
  • Author: Jodi Picoult
  • ISBN: 9780743418737
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused.What does it mean to be a good mother How far would you go in the name of love and justice In the course of her everyday work, career driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determiPicoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five year old son has been sexually abused.What does it mean to be a good mother How far would you go in the name of love and justice In the course of her everyday work, career driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars But when her own five year old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well In a heartbeat, Nina s absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.

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    1. Crumb on said:

      Consider this:What would you do in the name of justice? What would you do if someone harmed your child? And what would you do to protect them?These are the questions Nina Frost was faced with after she found out that her son, Nathaniel, was sexually abused. Nina made a living as an assistant district attorney. Her job was to prosecute the child molestors and rapists that preyed on little girls and boys. In her subconscious, she reasoned with herself that through this line of work, her perfect wo [...]

    2. Suzanne on said:

      Trigger: the sexual assault of a child. This was a gut wrenching novel to read. Like many of Jodi Picoult’s novels you will have an internal debate on if justice through the court system is the best route. Though most of us would agree we should never take the law into our hand, we are also not blind to the injustices of our judicial system and corrections system. This powerful novel has twists and turns right up into the last couple pages. I was very engrossed in the plot. I did struggle with [...]

    3. Anikka on said:

      I read this entire book in one night - no easy feat at over 400 pages, but it was so engrossing that I couldn't put it down. Picoult does such an incredible amount of research for every one of her books that, even if you don't like the story, you are guarenteed to come away with knowledge that could help you win "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". Reading too many Picoult books can get kind of annoying, as they all follow the same basic formula - even though the end is supposed to surprise you, aft [...]

    4. Books Ring Mah Bell on said:

      reading the contents of my shampoo bottle was more riveting.

    5. Alex on said:

      I read this avidly – JP is a good writer – she draws characters well, pitches a story, and does her research. But there is a flaw in this book – Nina, commits murder in order to “protect” her sexually abused son from his abuser, and in doing so severely compounds the trauma suffered by him with the possibility that she may go to prison. Nina goes for the quick fix, the self-serving impassioned unthinking response – but, isn’t maternal instinct actually much stronger, much tougher, [...]

    6. Ellen Mandly on said:

      I hated this book, but I can't decide if it was the lame plot, overwrought characters or the horrible narrator. I can't believe I stuck with it till the end. I'm not going to waste anymore time on this book except to say that people do not smell like caramel or taste like sugar unless they just ate a donut.

    7. Vasia on said:

      classic jodi picoult. troubled family, hot debated issue, extremelly well written metaphors, a law suit and a twist ending .i'm at a point where i've read enough by jodi picoult to expect more or less what is going to happen next, however i still find myself devouring every paperback with her name on i can get my hands on in less then 24-hours time. the woman ,once again, delivers.

    8. Mandy on said:

      Precis: The story follows the reaction of a family to finding out their child has been abused.I found this book quite disturbing, for all the wrong reasons. I mean for reasons probably not intended by the author.First, the US judicial system and it's disadvantages for children victims of abuse, was detailed. It sounds medieval. Modern technology, used to help these children in Britain is not used at all in America. Children have to give evidence like adults. I found myself repelled by the method [...]

    9. Valerie on said:

      Got this in Costa Rica because there was nothing else remotely decent and figured that I'd enjoyed Sister's Keeper enough. However, was let down and just felt that this was hastily written and overly complicated. Plus, explored pretty much the same themes as before and did not do as good a job at exploring the shades of grey. Found myself more annoyed with the mother than anything else and not especially caring about the outcomext!

    10. Michele Zemel on said:

      Excellent thought provoking book by an excellent author. Couldn't put it down.What does it mean to be a good mother?How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husb [...]

    11. Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* on said:

      I firmly believe everyone should read what they want. What makes them happy. Be that shameless smut, or bad horror, or rapey bodice rippers. Read it all! I don't care!But I, as a reader, have a guilty secret.I'm a bit of a book snob.This trait emerged without warning when I was recently discussing reading with a friend. She likes to read Jodi Picoult, as does her husband, and I have always sneered at Picoult books because they sound like Lifetime movies. We were trying to find books in common, s [...]

    12. Aoibhínn on said:

      Although this may not be one of Jodi Picoult's best novels, nevertheless it is still a good read. Most of Picoult's novel are about extraordinary situations that seem like they've come straight from newspaper headlines, and this one is no different – the sexual abuse of a five year old boy by a person they trusted. Perfect Match is well-written, with multiple narrators so the reader feels like they get to observe all sides of the story. The characters are engaging, intricately flawed and reali [...]

    13. Anna on said:

      Characters: Nina, Caleb, and Nathaniel FrostPatrickNot my favorite JP book. The scenario didn't seem so plausible to me--I believe that sex abuse does happen; however, the scene described seem too contrived. The twist at the end reminded me of a really old Nancy Rosenberg (I think) novel. In her book the mom (also an attorney) murdered the man she believed raped she and her daughter in a home invasion. Later it was revealed that she murdered the wrong person who is a vile individual. In that boo [...]

    14. Britta on said:

      "When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should - so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again." ~Charlotte Bronte"[He] puts his big hands on my shoulders. I fell in love with [him] because of those hands, which can touch me as if I am a soap bubble certain to burst, yet are powerful enough to hold me together when I am in danger of falling to pieces.""You are only as invincible as your smallest weakness, and those are tiny [...]

    15. Amy on said:

      I'm embarrassed by my not only enjoying Jodi Picoult in the beginning, but by how I seem to continue enjoying it even when she churns out stuff like this. Perfect Match is contradictory and angsty and ridiculous. Adultery, murder, child abuse it is so crammed with controversial topics that it runs the whole gauntlet of shocking and comes back round to boring. Which is exactly what the book club readers like, no? A little of nitty gritty to discuss over the tea and biscuits, but not so much that [...]

    16. Pamela Pickering on said:

      My all time favorite ofJodi Picoult's books. It took me a long time to open a JP book simply because the subject matter she chooses makes me squirmy. I felt the same way about this one. Most of us don't want to read a book about such an uncomfortable subject. The molestation is only a small part of the book, it is just the catalyst. The story grabs you within the first few chapters and refuses to let go. JP takes us a roller coaster of emotions and twists of events that continue until the end. O [...]

    17. Deanna on said:

      Jodi Picoult is one of my all time favorite authors. I anxiously await her new books each year.It has been awhile since I read Perfect Match but it is a book that definitely stays with you. Painful to read at times but well written and difficult to put down once you start. You can tell that as usual Jodi Picoult has done her research. As with quite a few of her books dealing with a tough subject can make for some emotional moments for sure. Recommended

    18. Jeanette on said:

      This book was well written and page-turning with a masterful plot. Picoult developed each character with suspense. However I was irritated with the main character, Ninae was selfish and I often wanted to kick her. In this book I admired Attorney Fisher Carrington who seemed to be the only one exemplifying healthy relationships. He was a servant and savior. I wanted to give all the others therapy.

    19. Petra Willemse on said:

      This was brutal. I had to finish it, but I have no excuse for starting it.

    20. Rachel on said:

      I don't even know where to start on how terrible this book was. If I could give negative stars I would. It's laughable, the events that take place in the courtroom would never be allowed. I Could not stand any of the characters, especially the main femal character. I would actually be reading and have to stop and say outloud to myself "I can't believe how BAD this book is". Come on the ending, I would of enjoyed the book much more if her husband would of left her and she would of been sentenced [...]

    21. Kat on said:

      This is my absolute favourite Jodi Picoult book. Although most people opt for 'My Sisters Keeper' and I don't blame them because that is amazing, I just think this book is so exciting- to a point where I read it in one sitting. Although many of Jodi's books have a 'shock' factor somewhere, that's partly why I love her writing, this was twist and turns all of the way through. The characters were so well developed and you could completely understand even when they behaved so erratically. It's a tr [...]

    22. Sol Florano on said:

      Seamlessly, Jodi Picoult has pulled me out of my too-long reader's block and back into the track of hard-hitting emotions, too-often hushed issues, and one hell of a ride in Perfect Match.Nina Frost is a prosecutor in Maine who tries to balance being a mother to her five year old son, Nathaniel, and a lawyer seeking justice to help ease the pain of molested children. But her world tilts precariously on its edge when they find out that their sweet little boy was a victim of the crime she so despe [...]

    23. Annie on said:

      Where do I start with this atrocious book?First of all, the main character Nina was a ridiculous c—t. Sorry, but it’s true. After finding out that her son is molested she decides to shoot the accused priest at the arraignment. How stupid is that? Even the angriest of parents wouldn’t do such a thing. If your child is molested your primary focus should be supporting and seeking help for your child. Not ending up in jail thereby reducing your son’s support system. And then… oopsie!! She [...]

    24. Lani on said:

      Nearly all of Picoult's books present a moral dillema without a clear way to work your way out of. This book deals with a young boy who is sexually molested, and his mother's vigilante response to the situation.I first expected the court drama to revolve around the molestation trial, but it very quickly becomes a moot point and shifts instead to the mother. Picoult, as usual, brings in a scientific twist - this time with DNA testing - that is usually something fairly educational.This book introd [...]

    25. Ferry on said:

      Yang saya sukai dari karya Jodi Picoult adalah kemampuannya membawa pembaca ke dalam ceritanya,meskipun sudut pandang dalam buku ini kadang berpindah dari Nina Frost ke orang ke tiga tunggal,buku ini sukses membuat saya merasa bahwa dunia ini tidak sekedar hitam dan putih, benar dan salah, ada banyak hal yang menjadi pertimbangan kita dalam memutuskan suatu hal, dan perbedaan benar dan salah bahkan bisa berupa garis tipis saja. Buku ini bercerita tentang ikatan batin antara ibu dengan anaknya, y [...]

    26. Sweetdhee on said:

      What would you do if someone you care is being hurt?What would you do to know not one single thing in the world could keep them safe? Not even the law that Nina Frost juggling around for the last seven years as a prosecutorSeven years,It's the enough amount of time to understand that child molestation has never been an easy caseLet alone, it is her dearest five year old son who'd been mute after being anally rapeHundreds of cases reported but only twenty goes to trial and 12 among them being sen [...]

    27. Mary Kate on said:

      I really enjoyed reading the first half of this book. And then I somewhat enjoyed the last half. I certainly can't say I wasn't captivated, I couldn't put it down and powered through it. I was just surprised how early on the surprises were. There are two big plot changes about a third and half way through the book. At this point I stopped caring for Nina. I generally rate a story like this based on whether or not the author or director made me root for the bad guy. And Nina was definitely the ba [...]

    28. Rebecca on said:

      In my quest to read everything ever, and always picking up things from authors I already am familiar with, I picked up this book from Picoult. Her books seem to be hit or miss (mostly misses) because the best one I read from her so far was the first one I picked up, whatever it was called. In this book, just like nothing happened. And the little amount that did happen, I didn’t agree with at all. Though it did kind of remind me of an SVU episode, which is a show I very much enjoy. Women is a p [...]

    29. Julie on said:

      What a story! Picoult is my favorite author and all of her books seem to deal with some sort of moral or social dilemma. This was a superb drama. One that tugs at the heart of every parent out there. Who hasn't imagined being a vigilante of justice in the event that your child was victimized?The book was written in first person from many of the characters points of view. At first, when I was just getting to know and understand the characters, this was a little difficult to follow. I quickly over [...]

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