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Friendship, ​loyalty, lifelong love – and teenage suicide. A riveting, timely, and terrifying novel from an acclaimed writer who skillfully intertwines the intimate perceptions of Anne Tyler with the dramatic tension of John Grisham

The Golds and the Hartes, neighbors for eighteen years, have always been inseparable. So have their children-and it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. But the bonds of family, friendship, and passion-which had seemed so indestructible – suddenly threaten to unravel in the wake of unexpected tragedy.

When midnight calls from the hospital come in, no one is ready for the truth. Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris pilfered from his father's cabinet-a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris describes.

This… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1998

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Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2013
480 oldal · ISBN: 9781444754353
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Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2008
480 oldal · ISBN: 9780340976876
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Avon, New York, 2006
496 oldal · ISBN: 0061150142

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Kiemelt értékelések

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entropic P
Jodi Picoult: The Pact

Ideális utazós-könyv.
Az ilyenekkel csak az a baj, hogy:

– amikor már nem utazok, elég nehezen veszem rá magam, hogy befejezzem őket (vagy gyorsan végigrohanok rajtuk, csak a rend kedvéért);
– nem különösebben emlékezetesek (ezt pl. délelőtt óta már el is felejtettem).

Amúgy tisztességes kisvárosi-amerikás, bűnesetes, tárgyalótermes regény, ami feszeget ugyan igen érdekes és súlyos és komoly témákat (kamaszkori depresszió, spoiler, elvárások vs. valóság, stb.), de nem mondanám, hogy túl mélyre ás.

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tataijucc P
Jodi Picoult: The Pact

Tetszett, ahogy Chris beszél Emilyről, és az utóbbi jellemével nem nagyon tudtam azonosulni. Ettől függetlenül döbbenetesen tetszett.

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SOPHIEsticated
Jodi Picoult: The Pact

Számomra a legnagyobb élményt ezzel a könyvvel kapcsolatban az jelentette, hogy angolul olvastam. Egyébként elég érthető, szóval aki kacérkodik a gondolttal, hogy elolvassa, az nyugodtan vágjon bele :)
A történetről: nekem tetszett, jónak találtam, csak nem volt benne az a csattanó a végén, amit más Picoult könyveknél megszoktam. Nem volt semmi olyan, ami a földhöz vágott volna, amiről azt mondtam volna, hogy „Nahát, mekkora fordulat, álmomban se jutott volna eszembe! ” Egyébként még mindig tetszik, hogy több nézőpontból ismerhetem meg az eseményeket, több idősíkon. A szülőket szerintem nagyon jól ábrázolta, a srác tisztasága szerintem aranyos volt, viszont a lánytól falra másztam, idegesített a viselkedése, idegesített az, hogy miért nem beszélt az érzéseiről meg arról, hogy mi történt vele.
Negatívum még az, bár ez az összes Picoult könyvre jellemző, az az a séma, amire mindegyik épül: bűntény-börtön-bíróság-bűnös/nem bűnös. Kicsit unalmas már ez szerintem.


Népszerű idézetek

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tataijucc P

I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend, you see. And I'm pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend. […] The thing is, they're both you.

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tataijucc P

She was all the things I wasn't. And i was all the things she wasn't. She could paint circles around anyone; I couldn't even draw a straight line. She was never into sports; I've always been. Her hand, it fit mine.

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tataijucc P

If you live in each other's pockets long enough, you're related.

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tataijucc P

„I love you,” he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.

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tataijucc P

How could he convey to someone who'd never even met her the way she always smelled like rain, or how his stomach knotted up every time he saw her shake loose her hair from its braid? How could he describe how it felt when she finished his sentences, turnec the mug they were sharing so that her mouth landed where his had been? How did he explain the way they could be in a locker room, or underwater, or in the piney woods of Maine, bus as long as Em was with him, he was at home?

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tataijucc P

Do you know what it's like to love someone so much, that you can't see yourself without picturing her? Or what it's like to touch someone, and feel like you've come home? What we had wasn't about sex, or about being with someone just to show off what you've got, the way it was for other kids our age. We were, well, meant to be together. Some people spend their whole lives looking for that one person. I was lucky enough to have her all along.

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tataijucc P

He began to trace a pattern on the table with the nail of his thumb. "She kept saying she wanted to keep things exactly the way they were, and that she wished she could stop everything from changing. She got really nervous, like, talking about the future. She once told me that she could see herself now, and she could also see the kind of life she wanted to have – kids, husband, suburbs, you know – but she couldn't figure out how to get from point A to point B.

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tataijucc P

No matter who you are, there is always some part of you that wishes you were someone else, and when, for a millisecond, you get that wish, it's a miracle.

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tataijucc P

No," he said calmly, filled with purpose. he took her arms lightly in his hands and shook her. „I am not giving you up.”
Emily looked at him, and for just a moment he could read her thoughts. Melanie use to say they were like twins, with their own secret, silent language. in that instant, Chris felt her fear and her resignation, and the knotty pain of coming up against a brick wall again and again. She glanced away, and he could breathe again. „The thing is, Chris” Emily said, "it's not your choice.


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