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for a victim to strike back And who if anyone has the right to judge someone else I tend to rate books by how much they make me think, how much they make me feel, and how much they draw me into their world With an almost obsessive interest in Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Nineteen Minutes gets high marks from me The book starts with the scene of a school shooting where you feel a disgust for the kid doing the shooting and sorrow for the victims but as you glean settings from flashbacks you come to sympathize with everyone in the book as a victim, each experiencing loss of I tend to rate books by how much they make me think, how much they make me feel, and how much they draw me into their world With an almost obsessive interest in Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Nineteen Minutes gets high marks from me The book starts with the scene of a school shooting where you feel a disgust for the kid doing the shooting and sorrow for the victims but as you glean settings from flashbacks you come to sympathize with everyone in the book as a victim, each experiencing loss of different degrees I can almost exactly correlate my feelings with the timeline of Columbine grief In that sense the raw emotions were very real But in the exaggerated small outcast boy, the popular snotty girls, the stupid cruel jocks, the overprotective parents, and all the other stereotypes I found myself resisting relating to the characters Sometimes it felt very real, but occasionally it felt like statistics especially with the random foreign last names.As your emotions are pulled to sympathize with one person then the next, you re left with the questions of who to blame, who to feel sorry for in the wake of a tragedy For me I have a natural tendency to defend the underdog, to want to understand what put the perpetrator over the edge, while still reserving a small amount of accountability for them It was obvious that Picoult seems to share the same allegiance to the bullied, but I would have liked to hear a littleabout the stories of those who were shot and understand their motivations I wanted to feel just as ashamed and saddened for them instead of focusing on aligning emotions with the ones the newscasters want to blame I enjoyed the forum of different voices in the stories, but where were the voices of the victims who were also causes Why does somebody bully Tell their story too I wish Picoult had put me just as much inside the head of the bulliers as the bulliee to optimize the circle of tragedy I kept thinking about those people we all knew and know on the fringe of high school society whom you just hold your breath for in hopes that they make it through without disaster Some people you just don t know will survive high school Any lethal combination of triggers could have just as easily brewed a tragedy at any high school When tragedy does occur, it s human tendency to want to find the triggers and signs that could have made it avoidable, but can anyone really say what is too much for anyone to handle It makes you wish everyone could live high school with the empathy and understanding we receive later in life, or at least a glimpse of how we will someday overcome it view spoiler The person I related to the most was Angela Phlug who told Peter in her letter that she would have liked to friends with him That would have been me noticing the smaller insecure kids but never acting or approaching, only reacting It is the mainstream kids who just follow along caught up in their own teenage angst that don t have issues with these bullied kids but aren t the outspoken type to make them understand The character I sympathized with the most is Josie Not only is she stuck in the middle of shouldering Peter s embarrassment and trying to create her own place in high school, but also, and maybe because of it, she s stuck in an abusive relationship I felt for her as much as I did for Peter, different circumstances but just as alone With all the foreshadowing discussion of post traumatic stress syndrome, I did not expect such a heavy indictment Between the abuse and Peter s gun pointing at her, I think she should have been shownmercy, although her extended lie could not have worked in her favor A heavily victimized character, although Peter s mom Lacy comes to a close second clueless in her grief and losing both of her boys I did not however sympathize with Alex s unemotional selfishness Surprising that Peter didn t make the top of my list for me too, but maybe that s because he finally acted balancing the scales of pity and discord My biggest issue with the book would be that we never truly understand Josie s story Why she was found unconscious with a gash in her forehead She shot Matt and then what And why didn t Peter shot himself He was suicidal Even though Josie snapped him out of his PTSD and Patrick was there to arrest him, I don t think Picoult justified his inaction enough You re waiting to learn the entire book why he did not kill himself in the locker room and I wasn t completely satisfied with the answer And I don t think I ever had a grasp on Josie s feelings for Peter I understand that before and after she didn t want to see him because he inspired guilt in her, but what exact emotions was she feeling beyond that I know she didn t like him romantically, but how deep was her level of friendship Would thy have stayed friends without outside influences And I didn t like the leap from Peter feeling nothing for her when she leans over him in the copy shop to sending a confession of his love The confusion with his sexuality was understandable, but I wish the feelings for Josie had come ongradually then again normal emotional development does not always correlate with a social outcast I wish Josie and Peter had had a moment to see each other in the end, or that at least Josie had written Peter a letter I would have liked some resolution between those two But that s what a tragedy does is rip apart everyone s lives and there is no easy wrap up to fix grief hide spoiler This book is a hard book to put down because the entire time you re seeking answers Why What actually happened What made it progress to this Things like that Things that people asked after Columbine, most recently after Virginia Tech, and after all the other school shootings Once again Jodi Picoult tackles a sensitive and controversial issue, in an amazingly strong and dignified manner that doesn t have you choosing sides.She did it to the reader in My Sister s Keeper, where the minute you This book is a hard book to put down because the entire time you re seeking answers Why What actually happened What made it progress to this Things like that Things that people asked after Columbine, most recently after Virginia Tech, and after all the other school shootings Once again Jodi Picoult tackles a sensitive and controversial issue, in an amazingly strong and dignified manner that doesn t have you choosing sides.She did it to the reader in My Sister s Keeper, where the minute you began to go to one side, she presents something where you re suddenly seeing it all from a different angle Every time you begin to thing Peter was in the right, an angry and upset parent stands up and says something to make you think again A writer who can play devil s advocate to her own characters is a gifted writer indeed Nineteen Minutes ends with stunning results We think we know exactly what happened, but as the story progresses and we delve deeper into various characters psyche we begin to realize everything is not what it seems I don t want to spoil anything, but if you re like me you ll begin to suspect things earlier on In the end the book will leave you with a feeling of sad hope, a feeling I never knew existed until I finished this book.I d say , but as with other books I ve reviewed, sometimes I just have to let the book speak for itself It s such an amazingly sensitive story, to critique it too much might skew your own opinion going into it The writing is beautiful, the characters complex and real That s all I m going to say, I think you need to find the rest out for yourself This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have read most of Jodi Picoult s books, and they are always entertaining and easy to read However, this one was definitely not my favorite, and I often found it a bit formulaic and poorly executed Maybe it s because I HAVE read so many of her books that I was looking for her signature twist at the ending which an astute reader will guess at halfway through the book, if not earlier , and her characters seem to act in certain ways that are not fitting Spoilers Follow I have read most of Jodi Picoult s books, and they are always entertaining and easy to read However, this one was definitely not my favorite, and I often found it a bit formulaic and poorly executed Maybe it s because I HAVE read so many of her books that I was looking for her signature twist at the ending which an astute reader will guess at halfway through the book, if not earlier , and her characters seem to act in certain ways that are not fitting Spoilers Follow SPOILERS BELOWThe book is centered around a high school shooting, the culprit a teenage boy named Peter Houghton, who to my mind is not a very convincing villain The reader is supposed to empathize with Peter from the time he s a baby this supposed monster is shown as a tender, loving boy who gets picked on mercilessly at school The point, really, is to show that even the most sensitive, nice child can be turned into a killer when he is bullied relentlessly But I still never really saw Peter, as he is portrayed in the flashbacks, as the same kid who was purported to have killed ten of his classmates in a murderous rampage.Another loose end that never seems to get tied up is Peter s questioning of his sexuality In one chapter, Peter is going to a gay bar and a GLAAD meeting, thinking he likes men He is sitting next to Josie, another main character, and thinking that although she s pretty, he feels nothing for her Fast forward fifty pages, and he s sending Josie a lovesick email about how much he wants to be a couple with her The point of this, ostensibly, is to show that because the bullies tormented Peter with cries of homo , that caused him to even question his own sexuality But the email to Josie just seemed to be a convenient, and very out of character, move to tie plot points together.The most baffling of all, and the hardest to accept, is the infamous Picoult plot twist which is set up through the whole book, via a second gun with only a partial fingerprint, that seems to have been fired but nobody can find the bullet, and it s lying on the floor in the room with Josie, her dead boyfriend, and the shooter Glimpses of a quasi abusive relationship between Josie and her jock boyfriend surface, and then the bombshell JOSIE shot the boyfriend And THEN Peter shot him too Despite the fact that Josie loved him Or hated him Despite the fact that Josie has shown no inclination toward homicide, and happens to be standing face to face with the boy who has just slaughtered all of her friends Does this seem believable to anyone Again, it s ostensibly because Josie doesn t see another way out of this relationship the jock boyfriend has threatened to kill himself if she ever leaves him But shooting him in the gut That s a bit overwrought and hard to swallow.I write this review as a loyal fan of Jodi Picoult s work, and an ardent fan of books like The Pact and My Sister s Keeper I just wish Picoult would step out of the box a little bit and shake things up just like moviegoers are starting to tire of M Night Shyamalan s plot twists and wacked out endings, so I m beginning to be unsurprised and underwhelmed by Picoult s work YOWSA What a thought provoking, absorbing listen While I m 12 years late, it was great to finally get around to this incredible read, no matter how difficult the subject matter, and unfortunately, still so relevant today.I chose the audiobook format and found it very hard to hit the pause button.It was impossible for me to not to fall in love with some characters and feel utter hate for the actions of others I am purposely being vague about the storyline, as I cannot encourage you enough YOWSA What a thought provoking, absorbing listen While I m 12 years late, it was great to finally get around to this incredible read, no matter how difficult the subject matter, and unfortunately, still so relevant today.I chose the audiobook format and found it very hard to hit the pause button.It was impossible for me to not to fall in love with some characters and feel utter hate for the actions of others I am purposely being vague about the storyline, as I cannot encourage you enough to go in totally blind for the most powerful and surprising effect.This is definitely one I will never forget It had been way too long since I was entertained by Jodi Picoult and will check my local library s inventory forof this author s audiobooks.Extremely well written and narrated

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