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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Author: Jodi Picoult
As Picture Perfect begins, it is daybreak in downtown L.A. A woman suffering from amnesia is taken in by an officer new to the L.A. police force, after he finds her wandering aimlessly near a graveyard. Days later, when her husband comes to claim her at the police station, no one is more stunned than Cassie Barrett to learn that not only is she ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425185506
ISBN-10: 0425185508
Publication Date: 7/2/2002
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 755 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Picture Perfect was the first novel I've read by Picoult. I'm willing to try again. The story begins with the main character, Cassie, having amnesia and shifts from the present to a very lengthy flashback of how she 'got from there to here' and back to the present.

Only Picoult could probably weave such a compelling tale involving anthropology, Hollywood, the culture of the Lakota Sioux Indians and a troubled marriage. I thoroughly enjoyed the last third of the book when the story hits its emotional peak and the events (and the characters) are the most believable.
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Helpful Score: 6
Another gritty book by Picoult, who looks unflinchingly at life and her characters. In this story an archeologist meets and falls in love with a movie god. They are the perfect match - but not in a healthy way. How she copes with spousal abuse is well-done indeed.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love Jodi Picoult, but this was definitely not a favorite of mine. I liked the theme but it was so unbelievable and I hated the ending. I almost didn't finish the book but I kept thinking it would get better. It was a love story, but a strange one.
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Helpful Score: 3
Aperfect marriage, or not? What it looks like from the outside is different from what is real. She loves him. He loves her. Something terrible keeps them from true happiness. This is somewhat suspensfull, but I guessed the truth early on. Chilling and horific it is, but more for what is acceptable than for what is not.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read my first Jodi book about a year ago, and since then, I've been slowly working my way through all of them. I think everyone knows by now that she writes beautifully, hits on controversial themes, and doesn't ever write a story in black and white.

Though I haven't yet read all of them, I thought this one was very different from a lot of her others. Many of the stories I've read so far end in a trial of some sort, so it was nice to read something a little different. My only criticism is that I thought the role of the actor was a bit romanticized and dramatized, but I still really liked it.

I am also fascinating by native american culture, so this was truly a pleasure to read.
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Another great book by my favorite author. It was hard to get into at first and it somewhat brought me a little reminder of 50 shades of grey, but loved it overall
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As with most of Picoult's books, predictable, but an enjoyable vacation read.
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I love Jodi Picoult!