Review: The Pact

Josie Zordel, Student Life

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The Pact by Jodi Picoult is a book full of drama and suspense. The book starts out with the reader jumping into the drama that occurs when an apparent suicide pact between two teens goes awry, leaving one child dead and the parents of two 18-year-old people finding themselves caught up in courtroom drama.

Two teenage lovers appear to be in a suicide pact; however, the suicide pact goes very wrong, leaving Emily dead and her boyfriend, Chris, left unharmed. On the outside, Emily seemed to be a normal, happy, teenage girl. She had her family and friends that loved her, and her boyfriend Chris that loved her more than anything and would do anything for her. However, this happy girl wasn’t so happy on the inside; her outside appeal was fake. No one knew that this seemingly happy girl had problems deep down that no one knew about.

After the pact goes wrong, we are left with one dead teenage girl, a gun, and a boyfriend with prints on the gun. Everyone blames Chris. Even Emily’s parents believe it was a murder and not a suicide pact, but in the end, who do you believe? Chris, who says it was a suicide pact that didn’t happen as planned? Or everyone else, who thinks it was a murder?

The Pact is one of those books you just can’t put down. Its suspense and drama make you want to read on forever. I recommend The Pact to anyone who likes to read. The best part of this book is how every chapter makes you want to read the next chapter, and the next, and so fourth. The only bad thing about this book is that it had to end!

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