Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult

Picture Perfect

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 1995-03-21
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Picture Perfect book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 502 Ratings)

Picture Perfect Jodi Picoult Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama”(Booklist).

To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

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User reviews about this book

  • Worst soap opera ever

    By Kdimoney
    What a waste of time. Watch a terrible soap opera instead. No depth whatsoever in this book. Cliche on so many levels.
  • Complex, unexpected, and a great read!

    By nursissistic1
    This was a wonderfully woven story! I found it to be full of pain and believable characters and hope. As a recovering battered woman and child of an alcoholic parent, I could relate to Cassie’s relationship with Alex in all of its history and dimensions. Alex wasn’t presented as just a bad guy. (We’re all full of good and bad, and it’s when this balance becomes unhealthy that abuse happens.) And the ceremonies, rituals, language of the Lakota Sioux added a richness to this book that could not have been better if it was imaginary! This was a wonderful story, and I look forward to reading more stories by this author. — Cindy, Tucson,AZ
  • Picture Perfect

    By Natasha (author)
    Excellent handling of the very difficult & complex subject of spousal abuse. As always, Jodi Picoult deals with both the subject and her characters with a firm, honest and gentle touch. Her research of both the psychology of abuse and of Indian culture is impeccable.
  • Not what I expected....

    By Can stop playing it
    I'm truthfully only on page 20 but this book is the driest JP book I ever read. I wasn't a fan of Lone Wolf, and the book so far reminds me of Lone Wolf. After having just read Faith and The Pact, this book is moving impossibly slowly. I can't say that I will finish it.
  • Photo of my life

    By AubieGirl83
    Wow! I've never read a book that so perfectly described my life! Scary. Compelling. And empowering! Jodi never ceases to amaze me!
  • Picture Perfect

    By Medleymomofsa
    Like all her books, this kept me running back to my IPad kindle whenever I could to get as many chapters in as time would allow. Very hard to put down. I love Jodi Picoult's writing style. I am ready to pick out the next one to read!
  • Picture perfect

    By krblqn
    To unbelievably real, accurate and sadly true. God bless the author for yet another example of the right thing to do. And the cycle continues. Lb Milwaukee WI
  • Shocking but true

    By Victoria in OK
    Another good page turner. Depicting true life events that unfortunately can happen.
  • An Eye Opener

    By elvis07
    An honest look at how we get stuck in a place we never intend to be and then fight our way back.
  • Too artificial

    By Loving my iPad
    Too far from any kind of reality to be thoroughly enjoyable.

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