2018 Apr 6
Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She’s also the light of her father, Daniel’s life — a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who’s always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family — and herself — seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter.
One of the most impactful and intense novels Jodi Picoult has penned so far, this book explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the realities behind a rocky marriage, and provides an insight into date rape, and the trauma that follows. Not one to hold back from the brutal realities of such situations, Picoult’s book will definitely tug at your heartstrings!
Although the storyline is engaging enough to keep the reader hooked, the novel can get sluggish and slow at certain points, and while the ending is as surprising and exciting as Picoult’s usual novels, it may not be for everyone. One thing’s for sure though, this book is certainly worth the read!