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Nineteen Minutes | [Jodi Picoult]

Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult, known for tackling today's hot-button issues, delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

Picoult, acclaimed for her penetrating explorations of the gray areas in modern society, asks difficult questions in Nineteen Minutes, which may be her most powerful and important novel yet.

Don't miss more from Jodi Picoult.

©2007 Jodi Picoult; (P)2007 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Brilliantly told....The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive." (Publishers Weekly)
"Every bit as gripping and moving as Picoult's previous novels, Nineteen Minutes will no doubt garner considerable attention for its controversial subject and twist ending." (Booklist)
"Picoult spins fast-paced tales of family dysfunction, betrayal, and redemption....[Her] depiction of these rites of contemporary adolescence is exceptional: unflinching, unjudgmental, utterly chilling." (The Washington Post)

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    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 05-31-07
    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 05-31-07
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    "High school shooting"

    This is a high school shooting and the story of why the shooter did it. Excellent story and plot.

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    Susan Atlanta, GA, USA 05-29-07
    Susan Atlanta, GA, USA 05-29-07
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    "Fabulous"

    This is the first audible book I downloaded. It was fabulous. The narrator is great.It is very hard to put down.

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    Rebecca East Fairfield, VT, USA 05-22-07
    Rebecca East Fairfield, VT, USA 05-22-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Nineteen Minutes"

    I highly recommend this book. The subject matter is disturbing but the story is so well told and addresses a very real problem in our society today - bullying. The characters are well developed - I honestly felt like I knew them. The twists and turns of the story are non-stop and I love the way the story is crafted through real time and flashbacks - Ms. Picoult does this in a very clever way. Can't wait for the next book!

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    "Beautiful and eerie"

    This is a fantastic book that will give you insight into the minds of teens. Scary and honest, it makes you wonder who's at fault for this type of tragedy.

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    sansuemon 05-15-07
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    "Very disappointed"

    No new insight or perspective on school shootings. I kept listening because I thought there had to be more. Not as good as her other books.

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    Alan Fortson, GA, United States 05-07-07
    Alan Fortson, GA, United States 05-07-07 Member Since 2013
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    "19 minute review"

    I am still haunted by this book. It made me take a strong look at how kids treat each other. I have 2 little kids and am terrified that they will not be in the "popular" crowd or if they will be bullied or bully someone else. The girl's telling of those final 19 minutes accounts were quite surprising to say the least. Even though this book was fiction; it contained some true factors. Kids are cruel; even starting in kindergarten through high school. I listened to it right after the Va State shootings and thought the maybe that student might have thought similiar things as Peter did. I felt for Peter at times for the level of cruelty that he suffered. I thought that author wrote a great book and I will remember it for quite a long time!

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    Jacque Mendota Heights, MN, USA 05-04-07
    Jacque Mendota Heights, MN, USA 05-04-07
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    "19 Minutes"

    Wonderfully read, a fabulous book with a very timely content. This book is a glance into all the pieces of a community problem.

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    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 05-02-07
    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 05-02-07
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    "Deeply Moving"

    This is a book I will think about for a long time. It left me feeling pain and empathy for the main characters. This is my first Piccolt book. All I can say is that she has researched the topic of bullying in schools, coming of age and finding one's place in the social structure of children and teens. I wish I had read this when my children were younger. Now I want to ask them about what happened in their schools.

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    Paula Beck Chester, MA 05-02-07
    Paula Beck Chester, MA 05-02-07 Member Since 2010

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    "Gets You Thinking"

    I loved this book, as I loved My Sister's Keeper. I finished it just before the Viginia Tech shootings, and found myself thinking about the incident at VT from many more angles than I would have if I had not read the book.

    I have a hard time with Jodi Picoult, sometimes I love the book and sometimes I feel like it must have been written by someone else. But I did love this one and recommend it.

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    Harry Springfield, MO, USA 05-02-07
    Harry Springfield, MO, USA 05-02-07
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    "This is a"

    Every educator from k through graduate school should read this book. It is fiction but the core message is not.

    The book is especially a valuable 'read' for elementary and secondary teachers. It could persuade teachers to be more vigilant about stopping the bullies in their schools.

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