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Perfect Match
Perfect Match
Author: Jodi Picoult
What does it mean to be a good mother? For career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost, the question inspires pangs of guilt familiar to all parents torn by the demands of home and office. But whereas most parents lie awake at night vividly conjuring the worst scenarios that could befall their children in their absence, Nina live...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416549369
ISBN-10: 1416549366
Publication Date: 6/2007
Pages: 528
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 12
This book was so powerful. Jodi Picoult has the power to evoke so many feelings relating to her stories. Throughout reading this, I found myself angry, heart-broken and relieved at different moments. This book had me questioning what I would do in the same situation. It is amazing how accurate she is able to capture the human condition and how one event can create a domino effect into the rest of your life. A very good read. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a book that will provoke you to question your own ethical dilemmas.
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Helpful Score: 12
The pace of "Perfect Match" was good, and the narrative structure interesting and useful as a way to share the perspectives of the family members dealing with the great horror and sadness of the abuse. I found the characters believable and although many people wouldn't agree with Nina taking the law into her own hands, this is what made this such a good book. A little predictable in the beginning, but just when I thought I had it figured out, Picoult proved me wrong! The various surprises sprinkled throughout the book add to its depth and mystery.
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Helpful Score: 10
I stopped reading very early on. The subject matter is just too much. I love Jodi Piccoult books and thought I would like this one as I have all the others, child sexual abuse stories are not stories to be read for leisure and I read for pleasure, this just could not be considered that. If you can handle this subject matter then I am sure you will like it.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book deals with the emotional and ethical issues of child molestation and how one family dealt with this. What a great book. I recently found this author and plan to read each of her books.
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Helpful Score: 6
One of my favorites from my favorite author. A story about one of every parent's nightmare, and of how tragedy can effect every other relationship. Couldn't put it down.
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I thought that this was a great read that I had a hard time putting down. The plot twists in ways that I didn't expect, all the way to the end of the book, and the characters were definitely the kind that you could relate to and understand. My only complaints is that it does get a little annoying that this author has so many stories with mothers being portrayed as a bit crazed and selfish and that in a time of crisis her marriage becomes at risk with someone moving out of the home. Other than that, I'm totally addicted to this author's stories and this one was no exception.
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Another great story from Jodi Picoult with her usual twists and turns, intense situations, and ambiguity that prevents you from looking at a situation strictly in black and white.

For the most part, I enjoyed this. The only thing that I really did not like was (and this applies to Salem Falls, too) how sometimes the story seemed to bend to the point of almost unbelief in order to make the plot happen. The court scenes and the judge sometimes taking the defendant's side were at times very unrealistic to me.

All in all, still a good story that I enjoyed reading from start to finish, but perhaps not my favorite by this author by any means.