Book started out really slow, by the end I was crying my eyes out. This book takes you to the hearts of each character in the book. My heart ached for each person. Makes you think about your children, the children you think you know so well.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
In Jodi's books there are always some interesting surprises along the way, this book is no exception. If you enjoy the authors other work you will probably like this one as well.
Another great book from J.P.! I won't say that it's her best - that would be MY SISTER'S KEEPER - but definitely worth it. Highly recommend it!
This is a good book if you can get past the narrator going to a ridiculous husky whisper every time she talks in a male voice.
Although the author has a pretty unique way of shocking you at the end, and when you think you figured out the twist to come - it twists in more ways than you can imagine. I cannot wait for the next book.
the reading is good but the book itself is a mixed bag: interesting exploration of school bullying but too many obvious plot devices. the unabridged is long and it does drag.
Professional with a long commute. I listen in the car and it eases the stress of traffic.
In this day of random violence, this book was a chilling view into the mindset of a school shooter. The author's shifting between current and the past gave a very interesting perspective into the events that led to the fateful day. I did not want to park the car as I wanted to continue to listen. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense, drama and crime novels.
I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult. I recommend many of her books, but not this one. It was simply not believable. It was not realistic. Ms, Picoult did a wonderful job of developing the characters and the story moves along at a decent clip. The problem is the characters are not that interesting. The bad guy wasn't really that bad. The good guy wasn't so great. The plot was mediocre at best, and I could have enjoyed it except that the author tried going for another one of her stunning endings. She usually pulls them off in grand style. Unfortunately in this attempt she failed miserably to make it even remotely believable. Read Jodi Picoult, just not this book.
I did enjoy the book, although at times it made me want to finish it so i could move on to another book. It was enlightening material to read, about awful experiences some children have to endure, but I felt it dragged a bit.
This is one of the most powerful books I have read (listened to) in years!!!! I think it should be mandatory for all High School students as well as their parents and teachers. The author's insight into the minds of all of these characters is uncanny. Nineteen Minutes could be life changing vehicle. The reader made the characters come alive also!