5.07.2007

Book Review: Nineteen Minutes



Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

It was eerie to read this latest novel by Picoult, which features a school shooting, just days after the Virginia Tech tragedy.

Nonetheless, this is another stellar novel from Picoult, switching from past to present, character to character to rebuild what drove a young man to shoot his schoolmates, and the aftermath and trial that followed.

I know there is always a twist to Picoult's books, but I didn't quite see the one at the end of this novel, which is a nice surprise. As always, Picoult's writing is luminous and evocative, and her storytelling is wonderful as is unravels before your eyes. I tore through this novel in no time.

Highly, highly recommended from one of my favorite authors!

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