Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

****Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 91/100
Grade- A

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.


This book was absolutely phenomenal. I've read My Sister's Keeper by this author as well. Picoult is able to bring so much depth and thought provoking ideas and situations to the table.

Each character was believable and realistic. They interact with each other in such a true way. I felt for everyone, and I couldn't stand firmly on one side of the situation or the other. I felt so overwhelmed with emotions. You want to hug each and every character.

The surprise ending was a huge twist. I didn't expect a lot of what happened throughout the entire book but the ending brought the awesome to a whole new level. The whole novel is a lesson in respect. Be nice because you don't know how you affect others.



B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I am pretty sure I have this book..Ha. I read My Sister's Keeper too, and I did enjoy it..but at times I was really annoyed with everything. But I still want to read more of her books, and I think Nineteen Minutes is the next one on the list! Great review! :)


Anonymous said...

I so want to read this one even more now! Thanks for the great review. :D

Anonymous said...

ive read this book and i resally enjoyed it.
ive also read my sisters keeper and change of heart
shes a really good author
i think she writes really good and i was really shocked with the twist.
love your blog not often you get a teen talking about books.