Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult Paperback Book

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pocket Books

Published: Feb 2003

Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General

Retail Price: $16.99

Pages: 368

Synopsis

What does it mean to be a good mother?
How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?

Perfect Match

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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BookLender review by Barbra on 2007-06-08 17:14:56

Wow. You never know what you would do in this situation until you are faced with it. Can you be insane just long enough to bring justice and does that put you in the same shoes as the person that you bring justice to? I loved this book and couldn't put it down.

BookLender review by Merredith on 2010-12-19 15:34:22

this was not a favorite jodi picoult book. it started out sad, got good, then by the middle got boring and ended badly. A woman, nina, who usually prosecutes child molester's five year old son becomes the victim of sexual abuse. finding this out, and reading the portions of the book from his point of view are so sad. at first i thought about not reading the book. fortunately picoult doesn't lay that part on too thick, so i was able to keep reading. nina is a very unlikeable character. through a ...morethis was not a favorite jodi picoult book. it started out sad, got good, then by the middle got boring and ended badly. A woman, nina, who usually prosecutes child molester's five year old son becomes the victim of sexual abuse. finding this out, and reading the portions of the book from his point of view are so sad. at first i thought about not reading the book. fortunately picoult doesn't lay that part on too thick, so i was able to keep reading. nina is a very unlikeable character. through a series of twists, we keep learning new things about the case, and about her case. but never do i like her. i am disappointed in the outcome, both the personal outcome and the judicial outcome. i was pretty bored reading it by the end, but i kept reading just to see what would happen. i wasnt a fan of her husband or her best friend either. the only likable character in the entire book was the five year old boy, who was very smart.i really dont agree with what nina did, either

BookLender review by Debbie on 2009-09-21 16:42:00

Typical of Piccoult, twists and turns, keeps you up too late reading kind of book! The story is told without being too graphic, but is accurate in the portrayal of the psychological aftermath of abuse. Intense and thought provoking...

BookLender review by Stacey on 2008-11-09 21:05:01

So many surprises. Great read. I'm a newcomer to Picoult's novels, but a definite fan. She creates characters that anyone can relate to, but especially parents.