Perfect Match

Perfect Match

By Jodi Picoult

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743418737, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 2003

Picoult brings to life a female prosecutor whose cherished family is shattered when she learns that her five-year-old son has been sexually abused.
"What does it mean to be a good mother?
How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?"
In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.

About the Author
Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times "bestsellers "House Rules", "Handle With Care", "Change of Heart", and" My Sister s Keeper", for which she received the American Library Association s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at

Praise For Perfect Match

USA Today Picoult's characters are so compelling that the reader hopes this won't be the last time we meet.

Denver Post A powerful read....Jodi Picoult again tackles difficult moral and ethical questions.

The Toronto Sun A spellbinding story.