Nineteen Minutes

Reading Nineteen Minutes Author Jodi Picoult In Nineteen Minutes, You Can Mow The Front Lawn, Color Your Hair, Watch A Third Of A Hockey Game In Nineteen Minutes, You Can Bake Scones Or Get A Tooth Filled By A Dentist You Can Fold Laundry For A Family Of Five.In Nineteen Minutes, You Can Stop The World, Or You Can Just Jump Off It In Nineteen Minutes, You Can Get Revenge Sterling Is A Small, Ordinary New Hampshire Town Where Nothing Ever Happens Until The Day Its Complacency Is Shattered By A Shocking Act Of Violence In The Aftermath, The Town S Residents Must Not Only Seek Justice In Order To Begin Healing But Also Come To Terms With The Role They Played In The Tragedy For Them, The Lines Between Truth And Fiction, Right And Wrong, Insider And Outsider Have Been Obscured Forever Josie Cormier, The Teenage Daughter Of The Judge Sitting On The Case, Could Be The State S Best Witness, But She Can T Remember What Happened In Front Of Her Own Eyes And 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 Is New York Times Bestselling Author Jodi Picoult S Most Raw, Honest, And Important Novel Yet Told With The Straightforward Style For Which She Has Become Known, It Asks Simple Questions That Have No Easy Answers Can Your Own Child Become A Mystery To You What Does It Mean To Be Different In Our Society Is It Ever Okay For A Victim To Strike Back And Who If Anyone Has The Right To Judge Someone ElseNineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty four novels, including the 1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister s Keeper She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.Her new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, is available in hardcove

[[ Reading ]] ➷ Nineteen Minutes Author Jodi Picoult –
  • Paperback
  • 579 pages
  • Nineteen Minutes
  • Jodi Picoult
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 9780340976937

10 thoughts on “Nineteen Minutes

  1. says:

    This book is a hard book to put down because the entire time you re seeking answers Why What actually happened What made it progress to this Things like that Things that people asked after Columbine, most recently after Virginia Tech, and after all the other school shootings Once again Jodi Picoult tackles a sensitive and controversial issue, in an amazingly strong and dignified manner that doesn t have you choosing sides.She did it to the reader in My Sister s Keeper, where the minute you began to go to one side, she presents something where you re suddenly seeing it all from a different angle Every time you begin to thing Peter was in the right, an angry and upset parent stands up and says something to make you think again A writer who can play devil s advocate to her own characters is a gifted writer indeed Nineteen Minutes ends with stunning results We think we know exactly what happened, but as the story progresses and we delve deeper into various characters psyche we begin to realize everything is not what it seems I don t want to spoil anything, but if you re like me you ll begin to suspect things earlier on In the end the book will leave you with a feeling of sad hope, a feeling I never knew existed until I finished this book.I d say , but as with other books I ve reviewed, sometimes I just have to let the book speak for itself It s such an amazingly sensitive story, to critique it too much might skew your own opinion go...

  2. says:

    I have read most of Jodi Picoult s books, and they are always entertaining and easy to read However, this one was definitely not my favorite, and I often found it a bit formulaic and poorly executed Maybe it s because I HAVE read so many of her books that I was looking for her signature twist at the ending which an astute reader will guess at halfway through the book, if not earlier , and her characters seem to act in certain ways that are not fitting Spoilers Follow SPOILERS BELOWThe book is centered around a high school shooting, the culprit a teenage boy named Peter Houghton, who to my mind is not a very convincing villain The reader is supposed to empathize with Peter from the time he s a baby this supposed monster is shown as a tender, loving boy who gets picked on mercilessly at school The point, really, is to show that even the most sensitive, nice child can be turned into a killer when he is bullied relentlessly But I still never really saw Peter, as he is portrayed in the flashbacks, as the same kid who was purported to have killed ten of his classmates in a murderous rampage.Another loose end that never seems to get tied up is Peter s questioning of his sexuality In one chapter, Peter is going to a gay bar and a GLAAD meeting, thinking he likes men He is sitting next to Josie, another main character, and thinking that although she s pretty, he feels nothing fo...

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    Believe it or not, I have never actually read one of Jodi Piccoult s books before I m not really sure why, but I haven t This particular book has really stayed with me as I finished it, and I think Piccoult makes a few very important points observations.1 Sometimes the perpetrator of a heinous crime is the biggest victim of them all Reading the things that Peter went through sometimes brought me to tears I have never understood how people can treat others so badly, and the behavior of the bullies in this story was beyond the pale It was easy to see how he could have been driven to do what he did, even though it was absolutely horrific.2 High school is hard I think most of us can look back on our high school days and remember struggling to fit in, remember the cruelty of some kids, and remember thinking that being popular meant you d made it in life Now, with my adult perspective, I can see how silly much of it was, but I remember that it was very real to me I wasn t popular, but I did find my niche I went through my share of teasing, and in the end I think it made me a stronger person, however I never endured anything like what Peter had to endure and I wonder how I would have gotten through something like that.3 Nobody can judge a situation perfectly equitably Not even a superior court judge The storyline of Alex and her daughter showed that quite well, but so did the stories of most of the characters You can t judge only on face value, or even on acti...

  4. says:

    When I read this book a few years ago, I had already gotten through four other Jodi Picoult My Sister s Keeper, The Tenth Circle, Vanishing Acts, and The Plain Truth, in case anyone cares I feel that we had a good relationship Sure, after the first exciting fling things got predictable pretty fast gee, I wonder if this one will have dramatic courtroom scenes , but Jodi was still able to keep me hooked Then I read Nineteen Minutes, and decided it was time to call it off One big problem with the book is that I was expected to think or at least consider that a kid being bullied for years is an excuse to shoot up a high school, killing not only the cliche popular jerks but also several innocent bystanders No I m sorry, no It didn t help that the bullied kid in question was utterly unlikable, as was his tragic friend with the abusive jock asshole boyfriend every high school related convention and cliche is used and run into the goddamned ground here, and it is unpleasant But here s the real reason the book gets one star, and I don t consider this a spoiler because I think people deserve to be warned about this the morbid fascination of school shootings stems from, I believe, the mystery of why any kid would go to such an extreme Since most of the people who commit this crime end up killing themselves, we never really know how or if they justified their actions With this in mind, pretend you re a writer working on a book about a school shooti...

  5. says:

    3.5 StarsThe oldest book on my TBR is finally complete My sopho year of high school, a classmate of mine gave a presentation on this book saying it was her favorite of all time, and ever since then I ve been interested in what she loved so much about it Books about school shootings have always intrigued me, but they re especially relevant today I m glad I read this book after I read A Mother s Reckoning because that gave such an insight to being in the critical spotlight as the mother of a school shooter and a lot of Sue s experiences were echoed in this book.My lasting impression of this book rests on two things 1 It reads kind of like an episode of law and order just a little bit too cookie cutter and predictable in a way that reminds you that what you re reading watching is fictional.2 This b...

  6. says:

    This is a powerful read After an act of violence is perpetuated at the local high school, those 19 minutes change a New Hampshire town forever The writing is riveting and poignant We are reading about the events leading up to the climax The history of the individuals involved Their mindset It s a lot to take in Especially because the good aren t all good and the bad aren t all bad I think as readers, it puts us in a unique and introspective position as we are not shown only the parts that are convenient The big picture isn t simple either It s messy It s emotional It s heartbreaking There are no winners It makes you think about the signs you are possibly not seeing The things you are saying or not saying for that matter It makes you think about things done to you or things you may have done to others Although I predicted some of what turned out to be the twist ...

  7. says:

    I can t stop loving this book, if you guys only have the chance to read this Sometimes I find her works destructing, annoying and a good sleeping pill for those people who suffer from insomnia I might be too judgmental but swear, you can take my words after reading her earlier works This time Picoult wanted to portray a community, a school, where innocent students were bullied by the jocks The reality of a typical American school environment for students who suffer to stand out in the crowd and to those people who feed in to gain their desires In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game In nineteen minutes, you can back scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist you can fold for family of five In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge. In a small town of New Hampshire, Sterling, the people were shattered by an act of violence A violence that no one expected, a massacre that kills ten students an...

  8. says:

    A minha opini o em v deo adorei este livro Toda a hist ria volta do bullying e do massacre que aconteceu na escola, o desenvolvimento e depoimento das personagens, a maneira que est contadoperfeito.Mais um excelente livro da Jodi Picoult.

  9. says:

    The only other Picoult book I read was My Sister s Keeper, and I enjoyed it quite a bit Nineteen Minutes is a favorite among most people, so I had this one slated to read whenever I wanted a quick summer read.For the last 100 or so pages, I could hardly put it down Her formula for keeping the reader engaged works very well.But I had some issues with this book that annoyed the hell out of me Firstly, I have never come across so many stupid and needless analogies Or are they similes WhateverHere are a few This is from a funeral scene Loud, noisy sobs the kind that splattered against the walls of the church like paint I wonder how long it took her to think that one up.Or this one If you were uncertain in the decisions you made as a father, could you patch over your insecurities with the confidence you had as a professional Or would the fix always be flimsy, a paper wall that couldn t bear weight Or this Picasso Bruises bloomed on her skin where he held her fast, as if she were a canvas and he was determined to leave his mark How about this gem and the way the stars were pricking at her skin, like inoculations for a term...

  10. says:

    This is what I have come to understand about Jodi Picoult She takes a controversial or emotionally charged topic School shootings Childhood leukemia Amish people Then she centers that topic around terribly cliched characters and cranks the schmaltz meter to 11 The novels alternate between characters points of view so quickly that Picoult rivals most TV news stations in offering endless shallow ten second bits of information Each little section, offered at a rate that would overwhelm even the worst case of ADHD, ends with a cutesy phrase that is a thin attempt at instilling a flimsy motif Then, near the end of the book, there s a surprise twist that I can only guess is meant to titillate the unsuspecting reader in the midst of their mindless revelry of such crappy writing Of course, that little plot twist is so ridiculous, at least when offered at the rate that Picoult spews them up f...

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