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The Deep End of the Ocean
The Deep End of the Ocean
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Mitchard's suspenseful and moving novel is now available in trade paperback — Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story--a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670865796
ISBN-10: 0670865796
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 178 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
A mother loses her 3 year old son in a hotel lobby and their ordinary life is changed forever. As a parent, it really makes you think about things...
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Helpful Score: 8
The deep end of the ocean is where I wanted to throw this book when I finished it. It's unbelievably melodramatic...Ms. Mitchard missed several key points. First, the mother is unsympathetic because she just wallows in her grief instead of trying to help her other children deal with the loss of a sibling. It's like the writer assumed that since she lost a child, the mother must be sympathetic. Instead, she's merely pathetic. Then there was Kerry's age. Also, I found the racial slurs offensive. Not to mention the number of typos.
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Helpful Score: 4
Touching story of a woman whose life is changed when her toddler is kidnapped and found years later. Emotional & a great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was emotionally involved... actually it was pretty stressful! That's how you know it was good!
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Helpful Score: 3
Very Good book, lots of twists and turns that draw you in and tug at your emotions as you read. You feel for each character as you see different perspectives on the disappearance of young Ben Cappadora.
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reviewed The Deep End of the Ocean on + 8 more book reviews
Excellent, hard to put down, gripping and emotional.
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Pat and Beth Cappadora experience every parent's nightmare - the abduction of their three year old son, Ben from a hotel lobby. For nine years Beth's mind and emotions are suspended in time. Pat can do nothing to bring his son back. Their older son, Vincent, turns into a deliquent in an attempt to break the band of silence that reigns in the Cappadora home.

Nine years later something so unexpected happens, that it changes everything that once seemed true.

Compelling reading about a family struck by tragedy and torn apart by love.

Good one!
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Very deep, dark story of a family in turmoil..couldn't put it down-great read!


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