Wendy (here_be_dragons) wrote,
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"Nineteen Minutes," by Jodi Picoult

The newest book by Jodi Picoult. I picked it up last night, and blew through it, reading in every spare minute I had today . . .

Peter has been bullied by his "peers" most of his life. It started on the first day of kindergarten, and just never stopped. Finally, in his junior year in high school, he does something which will stop the bullying forever: he comes to school armed. Nineteen minutes later, ten people are dead, and an entire community is brought to its knees. This is a book which offers no easy answers to an issue which is in the mind of any parent of a school-aged child (who can forget Columbine?), but it's a story which has been carefully crafted, and beatifully told - a real page-turner, and one which proved very thought-provoking for me.

The rest of this review contains SPOILERS!Collapse )

I think this is the best by this author I've read yet. 10 stars/10

I'm turning this into a bookring, so anyone who would like to read it, let me know, and I'll put you on the list. It'll be on it's way to you this week, beckerbuns (so don't read the review . . . yet)! :D
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