Monday, June 13, 2016


Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

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Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be. 
Paperback: 455 pages 
Publisher: Washington Square Press; Later Printing edition (February 5, 2008) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0743496736 
ISBN-13: 978-0743496735

MY THOUGHTS:  This is my book clubs choice for June.  This was a kind of slow read until the middle of the book.  Then I couldn't put it down.  Really, what can you say about this book.  It's happy at times, but it's also very sad.  Peter is bullied all the way from kindergarten through high school and by the same group of kids.  One day he's had enough and goes on a shooting rampage.  Josie was his best friend, but she has moved on to the "in" group.  Alex and Lacy, parents of these two kids were best friends.  Now they both have to figure out what happened and piece their lives back together.  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges....
Women's Fiction Challenge

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