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Nineteen MinutesThe front lawn color your hair. Believe it or not I have never actually read one of Jodi Piccoult's books before I'm not really sure why but I haven't This particular book has really stayed with me as I finished it and I think Piccoult makes a few very important pointsobservations1 Sometimes the perpetrator of a heinous crime is the biggest victim of them all Reading the things that Peter went through sometimes brought me to tears I have never understood how people can treat others so badly and the behavior of the bullies in this story was beyond the pale It was easy to see how he could have been driven to do what he did even though it was absolutely horrific2 High school is hard I think most of us can look back on our high school days and remember struggling to fit in remember the cruelty of some kids and remember thinking that being popular meant you'd made it in life Now with my adult perspective I can see how silly much of it was but I remember that it was very real to me I wasn't popular but I did find my niche I went through my share of teasing and in the end I think it made me a stronger person however I never endured anything like what Peter had to endure and I wonder how I would have gotten through something like that3 Nobody can judge a situation perfectly euitably Not even a superior court judge The storyline of Alex and her daughter showed that uite well but so did the stories of most of the characters You can't judge only on face value or even on actions only Piccoult did an excellent job of playing Devil's advocate for every single characterso much so that it is difficult to make up your mind one way or the other4 Schools may have a zero tolerance policy for bullying but in reality they turn a blind eye to much of it I have experienced this a bit with Bria's schools I think it is impossible for the teachers and administration to really see what is going on all the time but I do think that they need to be aware of who is the bully and who is the victim It was very sad and even gut wrenching to see how the teachers either didn't want to deal with Peter's situation half heartedly dealt with it encouraged it or punished him right along with the bully I don't really know what the answer is but it seems to me there's got to be something better5 Peter's crime shouldn't be blamed on his parents but they aren't guilt free either We can see that Peter's parents did what they thought was best and they loved him However from the time he was born they constantly compared him to his older brother who was seemingly perfect It got to a point that Peter couldn't confide in them about the hurt he was experiencing because they always asked why he couldn't just be like Joey And then to have Joey killed tragically a year before Peter's shooting spree didn't help Both parents eventually admitted to themselves that they would have rather had Peter been killed in the car accident instead of Joey Wow I am pretty sure that kind of an attitude is evident to children no matter how hard you try to hide it Other mistakes these parents made were writing off Peter's anti social behaviors for normal teenage boy actions and not really trying to have a relationship with him Allowing him his privacy instead of finding out what he was up to and what was going on in his life in a way that showed they truly were interested about him and truly cared They seemed to be the poster children for loving but lazy parenting Which really isn't loving actuallyLikewise Alex had issues being a mother and it took a tragic event to help her to reevaluate her priorities and her actions as Josie's mother I was happy she recognized her mistakes and worked to be better but still much of the damage had already been done At least it wasn't as bad of a situation as Peter's parents were in where the damage had all been done and there was no repairing any of it6 Ultimately it doesn't matter what the mitigating circumstances are The law is still the law Alex dealt with this early in her career as a judgenot agreeing with some laws but still having to uphold them legally gun control And of course Peter and Josie needed to pay for their actions That is the law I don't think it could be any different and of course I don't excuse Peter for what he did As the trial showed there were other kids who were bullied just as much who didn't decide to shoot up the school There are so many other things I could say about this book Piccoult is obviously very good at bringing up hot button societal issues and presenting them in a way that makes you really think I am excited to read of her novelsA few silly annoyances because I always have them1 One of the first times we meet Judge Alex Cormier is when she is pregnant with Josie and she fills out a form with her name Alexandra Cormier Later in the book it talks about how her name isn't short for Alexandra like people assume Well then why would she fill out paperwork like that 2 People are constantly pinching the bridge of their noses in exasperation I swear I read that phrase than 5 times 3 I didn't feel the twist at the end was sufficiently explained Maybe the abusive relationship she sort of showed between Matt and Josie explains it She foreshadowed a bit that something big was up but I didn't feel that what Josie ultimately did made a ton of sense in the situation Perhaps a bit backstory on the relationship or at the very least on Josie's feelings about the relationship would have made sense to me As it was I felt it was a bit out of place Definitely twisty though So if that's what Piccoult was going for then great

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In nineteen minutes you can mow. 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 fittingSpoilers FollowSPOILERS 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 rampageAnother loose end that never seems to get tied up is Peter's uestioning 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 uestion his own sexuality But the email to Josie just seemed to be a convenient and very out of character move to tie plot points togetherThe 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 uasi 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 swallowI 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

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Nineteen Minutes Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å In nineteen minutes you can mow the front lawn color your hair watch a third of a hockey gameWatch a third of a hockey game. I can't stop loving this book if you guys only have the chance to read this Sometimes I find her works destructing annoying and a good sleeping pill for those people who suffer from insomnia I might be too judgmental but swear you can take my words after reading her earlier works This time Picoult wanted to portray a community a school where innocent students were bullied by the jocks The reality of a typical American school environment for students who suffer to stand out in the crowd and to those people who feed in to gain their desires In nineteen minutes you can mow the front lawn color your hair watch a third of a hockey game In nineteen minutes you can back scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold for family of five In nineteen minutes you can stop the world or you can just jump off it In nineteen minutes you can get revenge In a small town of New Hampshire Sterling the people were shattered by an act of violence A violence that no one expected a massacre that kills ten students and injured nine The unforgettable event that widen the understanding of every witness that touches and experience such violent event From the eye of a seventeen year old boy Peter Houghton the act of killing is just the beginning of everything and the act of killing himself to free from his pastJosie Cormier lying in a blood bath nobody knows if she was dead or alive but the simple glitch of her body she was discovered to be the only survivor who never injured totally She can be the witness of the killing but the down side is can she ever remember what happened Besides her two shots found in the body of the most popular jock and Josie's boyfriend Matt Royston no pulse blood flows and dead on the spotFor the eyes of the two mother Lacy and Alex both were good mothers they tried to be with their son and daughter and their friendship that they thought will last long How can they even manage the situation when they needed each other again for so long Sometimes being a good mother takes a lot of sacrifice for the safety of othersI really liked Jodi's concept of applying bullying on one of her books this one affected me so much Not because I bullied others it is because I've been bullied ones School is a place where most of the students thought that can protect them or us but this time a school can only be as dangerous as what Peter thought A place where bullies jocks ueens and the cheerios lived and reign Nowadays computer games social networking or the online life itself can be a tool to gain freedom from the outside world Some people talk much online or just being friendly to others but personally they are just puppet of the real world This place is just a place were outsiders come and a place where people thought they are safety But online can be a tool to bullying cyber bullying You don't know their are people who are talking at your back trying to send private messages hiding their faces or they wanted you to be like them There is no age limit and everyone can do such little creepy crime When you discovered it you'll realize their is no such place as safe For Peter and the other people who read the book it will be a lesson to usThe medical psychology and law factor of this book indeed a great success form her other books It has a stronger structure than her past novels except Plain Truth which also have the same strong medical and law factor plus she also included great conflict between two cultures How can she manage to write such book pact with exciting events I don't know maybe she extended her research not only the part of the bullied but also the effect of the simple crime to a child plus her experience How many people died everyday How many kids suffering from bullying How many lives do we need to destroy or How many kids died of bullying Wish this book will be a great inspiration to everyone Everyone have their own role in the societyThe bully the bullied and the bystander are three characters in a tragic play performed daily in our homes schools playgrounds and streets The Bully the Bullied and the Bystander Barbara ColorosoRating Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult 5 Sweets and the ugly bullies What to do with bullies Keep them alive I don't know Flagged them Blocked them I don't know I think they are just trying to bully you to sustain their popularity or they are just wanted attention from others Attention seeker Or they are just wanted you to be like them Anyway I don't know maybe we just leave them aloneChallenges Book #53 for 2011 Book #6 for Jodi Picoult Reading Challenge 2011