Book Review: Nineteen Minutes

Book Review: Nineteen MinutesNineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
on March 5th 2007
Pages: 440
Reading Challenges: #20BooksOfSummer, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading New England

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. 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.

I selected this book for New Hampshire selection of the Read New England Challenge.

I don’t feel like I should neither summarize this book or say too much of what it is about. When I chose this books I did not know too much other than what the synopsis said I was highly interested in the book. As I began reading, I became enthralled and did not want to put the book down.

I did not know the book was about a school shooting when I picked and obviously when I began reading it (and that’s the only extra I am going to give away). I think because it can happen anywhere, as we know and not just school shootings, that I kept reading wanting to know why it happened and what would happen to all those involved.

Please take the time to read this book. I can promise you won’t be disappointed. You most likely will not want to put it down and will want to keep reading.


    1. I did enjoy it. I did not expect it to be about what it was, but I was not disappointed. I, also, have never read a Jodi Picoult book before so I was not sure what to expect.

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