Wednesday, December 14, 2011
with working and school being in full swing, it took me a while to get through this read. except for last night that is, when I just flew through the last 50 pages because I just couldn't wait ANY longer to find out what happens. overall, I enjoyed this book and the story. generally, I really like jodi picoult but now I'm finding her stories a little bit repetitive. I read the pact back in october and this seemed to follow a very similar story. there is always a tragic and controversial event followed by all the court and trial shenanigans.
nineteen minutes follows the story of a highschool boy who was on trial for murdering 10 people in a school shooting after being severely bullied. even though the story did seem sort of dragged out, I was never bored reading it. at times, it was hard to get through because even though it is a book, bullying is a reality and I have such a hard time wrapping my head around how cruel kids can be. there was quite the little twist at the end which definitely through me for a loop. overall, I would recommend this book but I wouldn't have read it right after the pact if I knew the story lines were going to be so similar
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