Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult Paperback Book

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: Mar 2007

Genre: Fiction - General

Discs: 18

Synopsis

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 else?

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Reviews

BookLender review by Fredric O. Duffey on 2007-07-02 17:18:29

This is a book you don't want to put down. No dead spots.

BookLender review by Alexandria on 2010-01-04 15:21:13

At first I was a little skeptical of how I was going to like this book. In the end I was amazed and thrilled with the twist. I am usually good to choose the end before it happens but this book kept me in the dark and running to finish it.

BookLender review by Debbie on 2009-07-20 23:45:52

Tragic story told without resorting to cliche, multi dementional characters, twist at the end most won't see coming...

BookLender review by Wendy on 2009-04-06 16:26:32

This book draws you in from the very beginning. Unlike most books where you side with one character, this one leaves you siding with a different character from page to page. It is truly thought provoking and I think that it should be required reading in our high schools. Maybe children will see that their idea of fun is another childs hell.

BookLender review by Stacey on 2008-09-27 21:49:19

One of the best novels I have ever read. Definitely the best in a very long time. I spent every free minute engrossed in this book and finished it in under 2 days. So heartbreakingly true.