In this riveting psychological drama, Jodi Picoult explores the dynamics of intimate relationships under stress- delving into the trapped and festering feelings of a teenager with a terrible secret, the bonds of friendship and marriage, and the unforeseen consequences of love.
Emily Gold and Christ Harte are soul mates. They have lived next door since they were born, sharing everything from chicken pox to Chinese food, and in high school their friendship blossoms into romance.
Then a midnight call from the hospital changes everything: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the heart. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet Chris tells police he indeed for himself.
But a detective has doubts about the suicide pact theory and slowly Chris's and Emily's closely guarded secrets are revealed as the real truth about the lead up to that night unfolds.
Jodi Picoult's extraordinary tale of love, friendship and family dares to explore the terrifying secrets that lurk in the hearts of the people we think we know inside and out.
The Pact is the first of five Jodi Picoult titles to be packaged as Young Adult editions. Teenagers have always flocked to Jodi Picoult, gripped by the ethical and emotional dilemmas raised in her stories. The titles selected for this series have the most resonance with a teen audience, and will include additional end-matter material about the issues explored in the book. Young Adult editions will also include information from Jodi herself about her writing process.
Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of sixteen novels, including My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and Change of Heart. She grew up in Long Island and studied creative writing at Princeton. Following her graduation she worked as a technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm, copywriter at an ad agency, an editor at a textbook publisher, an 8th grade English teacher- before going to Harvard to pursue a mater's in education.
Jodi and her husband Tim and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with a dog, a rabbit, two Jersey calves and the occasional Holstein.
The Pact Young Adult Edition
Allen and Unwin
Author: Jodi Picoult