Pact: A Love Story, The
How far would you go to ease away your beloved's pain?
How far would you go in love?
It's an emotional roller-coaster ride.
So brace yourselves.
“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.
A dead girl,an injured boy.
The gun belongs to him.
He put two bullets in it but why didn't he use the second bullet?
Why are there signs of violence?
He claims to be in love with her,he is mourning her death.
But why does the evidence indicate murder?
“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.”
Emily & Chris.Their parents,Hartes & Golds,have been neighbours+close friends for eighteen years.
They are happy for Emily and Chris to be lovers,they have always wanted that to happen.
But a midnight call changes everything.
"Fusion."He smiled at the jury."It means that two personalites have bonded together so strongly that a whole new personality is created,and the separate ones cease to exist."
It's hard for me to review this book.It's great.It gave me goose bumps at times.It made me cry.It made me shiver.
What made it special?
~The unusual plot,the story
~The writing style
~The well-written characters
~The special bond Emily & Chris shared
~It affected me in ways no other book did.
"What do I do to bring him back?"
"You don't have to do anything.He'll come around."
"How do you know that?"
"Because you're two halves of a whole."
First, the writing was excellent, as I've come to expect from a Picoult title. I enjoyed the story and felt it carried a deeper meaning than what was touched on the surface. I could understand why the relationship between Chris and Emily could be both poignant and troublesome. And although I felt each of the characters, with the exception on Emily, were well drawn, I did feel there were times they acted a bit out of character. Another thing that troubled me once finished was the unanswered questions. For one, I felt as though the author set us up with a promise in the diary found by her mother, but was let down when she didn't deliver. I felt the diary showed both the love between them, and Emily's confused state of mind. Neither was mentioned again. Had the diary resurfaced, or even the mention of it, as it surely would have in a thorough investigation, it could have swayed not only the other people closely involved, but the course of the trial, early on. I also found the unusual closeness between Gus and Michael a little unsettling. Again, a glimpse at something that was taken away abruptly. Granted, events would dictate that outcome of that relationship, but events would have also dictated it to be wrong from the onset.
I know the author included the 'restroom' scene to make the reader more aware of why Emily had some of the feelings she did, but I thought it helped to complicate the issues. Did she has a hard time with the sexual nature of her relationship with Chris because she felt it had crossed some imaginary line between siblings to lovers, or was it because of the unexplored emotions brought on by the restroom encounter. I felt that should have been brought forward to make many other things clear, especially since Emily wasn't there to clear them for herself.
Again, superbly written, but not one of my favorite Picoult books. I would have liked to have more questions answered and gotten more insight into Emily. Not everyone is as anal with unanswered questions as I am, so for most, a worthy read.