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Nineteen Minutes

12 Ratings: 3.3
Jodi Picoult's fictional thriller involving a high school shooting

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Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Date Published: February 5, 2008
5 reviews about Nineteen Minutes
review by . July 15, 2010
Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes is a riveting tale that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. It tells the story of a school shooting in a small town in New Hampshire, focusing on some of the key players: Peter, the lifelong bullying victim-turned-murderer; his mother, Lacy; Josie, a student whose boyfriend is killed in the shooting; Josie's mother, also the judge initially assigned to Peter's trial; and Patrick, a local police officer investigating the shooting.   …
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Another excellent book by Jodi Picoult.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
This is a fascinating novel that came at a time when this is a very hot topic. I love the Picoult tends to publish books that are relevant to the tone of society. This novel is a real page turner and keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next and what the real story truly is.
review by . February 17, 2010
Peter Houghton would hardly be considered a typical seventeen year old teenager. Because one morning, he loaded his backpack with four guns, went to school and killed nine students and a teacher. Jodi Picoult's enthralling best-selling novel "Nineteen Minutes", titled to portray the astonishingly brief period of time that Houghton took to complete his brutal spree, examines the genesis of that event and the people affected by it from every conceivable perspective - families, victims, survivors, …
review by . July 14, 2009
Jodi Picoult is a wonderful author.  More often than not her stories are penned about tragic events befalling the everyday family.  Though, as I've come to learn over time, while Jodi Picoult is a fascinating writer--particularly because she tackles such intense issues and pits her main characters in such interesting situations--she often writes in a very formulaic way.  The books are good at least.  Many formulaic authors tend to eventually lose steam.  Perhaps Picoult …
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