The best-selling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest of friendships and families.
©2007 Jodi Picoult (P)2007 Simon & Schuster
This is my favorite book of hers so far. The way the story was written in unbelievable. I love how she wrote in all the views of the people involved in the school shooting. I was so amazed by the twist that came later on towards the end. This is defiantly a good book for all families to read, as it covers a lot of important topics.
I really had mixed feelings about this book in the beginning I cried so hard. With everything that goes on in our world today this book really hit home. But then as I listen and this book unfolded my heart unfolded to both sides. All I can say is I sobbed like a baby at the end. For everyone involved . This book is well written and worth the read. But have a box of Kleenex ready.
The story is relevant for the time.
We dislike the distant relationship of the mothers (Lacey andAlex) towards their children.
The book was well written and evolve each character.
We would recommend it.
Worth your time to listen to this story. I nearly rejected the book early on as it was a bit slow and confusing initially setting the scene and introducing the characters. However, once set it had a thought provoking storyline.
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