Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nineteen Minutes

I just read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, its a hard book to read in more than one way. Its difficult in that there are a lot of characters and flashbacks so it takes a bit to get into it and second because it deals with a lot of painful subjects, things i'd in general not like to think about but was forced to in order to understand the book. It was essentially about a school shooting, by one of the students. THe author explores the perspectives of killer himself, his parents, the kids who were shot, the lawyers/investigators/police involved in the case and a few others. I really enjoyed this book despite its uncomfortable content and things it drags up. It will make me think twice before making a rude comment to someone just because they're different or annoying.

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