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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
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Apr 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: five-stars, realistic-fiction, adult-fiction
Read in April, 2009

"Nineteen Minutes" is about the event that occured on March 6, 2007 at Sterling High School. Peter Houghton, the victim of bullying and teasing for the past seventeen years of his life walks into his school and shoots everyone, killing ten people and injuring 18 to the point that they have to go to the hospital. Everyone involved in the case gets their life turned upside down, whether it's Alex Cormier - the perfect judge who is struggling to be the perfect mom, Josie Cormier - the daughter of a judge that had her boyfriend killed by Peter, Detective Patrick- who is sitting on the case, Lacy and Lewis - the parents of Peter, or Jordan and Selena, Jordan being the one chosen to represent Peter in court. Everything and everyone is affected in the mass circle that was triggered by the events that took place in the course of nineteen minutes.

This was a really, really good book. Every character was just as believable as each other and every story was just as touching. Each character's story faded with one another's and in the end created a masterpiece of a story and plot line. I couldn't stop myself from flipping the pages as I was waiting to find out what happened next, it was just that good. There was everything in this book - the romance, action, suspense, it was all there. The only complaint I would have is that I feel one of the main characters is neglected at the end of the novel, however, it's not a big deal. I can't wait to read more novels by Jodi Picoult (this was my first one).
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Kwesi 章英狮 I really enjoyed this book!

Stephen I really really want to read this novel! I need to read more Picoult. After reading The Pact, I need to discover what other novels she's written.

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