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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 5th 2008
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 455
Edition language: English
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Right now I've mixed feelings about it. On one hand I loved author's writing style and the story itself, on the other hand, I hated most of the characters. I guess it's because there wasn't much fictional about them, they acted and sounded too much like living breathing people, people prone to makin...
Another excellent book from Picoult. she is,my favorite author and never disappoints me. This book kept me thinking about the possible plot twists. I was surprised at the ending, which is always a bonus.
Inhaltsangabe »Es ist vorbei, sagte er. Doch das war es nicht, es fing gerade erst an.« Nach seiner unaussprechlichen Bluttat in der Sterling Highschool zweifelt niemand an der Schuld des 17-jährigen Peter Houghton. Doch während der kleine Ort mit den Folgen dieser 19 Minuten zu ringen hat, wird das...
Picoult nigdy nie zawodzi. Kolejna wspaniała książka ukazująca problem z wielu perspektyw. Wciąga niesamowicie i pomimo 700 stron czyta się ją wyjątkowo szybko. Podoba mi się, że autorka tak drastycznie poruszyła temat przemocy i jej konsekwencji. Wydaje mi się, że zadaje to większy cios w serce i r...
Read in 2011 What it's like to be different - and to watch the one person you thought understood what made you tick walk away for all the wrong reasons. Sometimes you don't get a do-over. Sometimes you wish you could take it all back. Sometimes you just have to learn to live with the consequences...