Picture Perfect Pdf Summary
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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Picture Perfect Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Describes Perfectly the Difficulty in Recognizing An Abusive Relationship. Not You? You’re Lucky.
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021
Thought out was a good read. Well written, as usual, but with a little head-scratching (but intriguing, as I’m interested in Native American cultures) anthropological twist thrown in. If you’ve never been in an abusive relationship (doesn’t have to be with a mega-star) you will recognize yourself: the rationalizations you give, the abuse you tolerate, the certainty you have that your love can turn things around. Her descriptions are TRUE TO FORM — read, observe, and be warned. If not, then you might see this as just another predicatable melodrama, but in reality it is far from it. The ending is a surprise (as these situations don’t usually end this way), but satisfying. If this is not you, then you are lucky — many, many women are not. Picoult nails it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Picture Perfect was not perfect
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2017
I don’t always like Jodie’s books. From previous ratings, readers either loved this book or hated it. I think it is a book that is needed to help victims of domestic abuse AND those who have never been abused understand WHY victims and abusers alike do what they do even when they truly love each other. Victims need good friends who help them live through the rough times.
Abusers are analogous to alcoholics or gamblers or any other type of person who has lost control over a part of their life. They cannot conquer their failures on their own and often their significant others enable them to continue being abusers or alcoholics etc. Picture Perfect detailed every step of domestic violence in a way that everyone (abusers, victims, “normal” folks) can understand.
I didn’t give Picture Perfect a 5 because I was distracted in some places in this book by occurrences and descriptions that were unnecessary, like the author had a goal of a certain number of pages even if the content was irrelevant. That was a minor distraction that shouldn’t keep anyone from reading this book. Victims and abusers should seek their own Dr. Pooley to determine if their relationship can be salvaged. But recognise that most of the time it cannot; a victim will seek another abuser and will enable another abuser to make her (or him) a victim of yet another abuser unless both parties recall work to change themselves.
About Jodi Picoult Author Of Picture Perfect pdf Book
Jodi Picoult Author Of Picture Perfect pdf Book is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including Wish You Were Here, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, and My Sister’s Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.
MAD HONEY, her new novel co-authored with Jennifer Finney Boylan, is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio on October 4, 2022.
Picture Perfect pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Berkley; Reprint edition (July 2, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425185508
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425185506
- Lexile measure : 900L
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 1 x 8.17 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #212,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,683 in Women’s Domestic Life Fiction
- #2,987 in Family Saga Fiction
- #11,029 in Literary Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars 2,097 ratings
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