Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is an incredible author who takes the stories we see in todays papers and gives you a different perspective – a twist to our point of view where at times you find yourself rooting for the one you never thought you would side with. I for one, find her books to be fascinating and look forward to whatever she is going to think of next.
Our book club reviewed this book last night and we had a great discussion over this book. While the book spurred mixed feelings – we all agree that Jodi Picoult is an amazing writer and can really put a twist on current issues that make the reader view things differently as well.
Our discussion led to memories of what it was like to not fit in at school – moments when we were were insecure in our social standing no matter where we landed on the popularity scale. We were also able to discuss the current school issues and hear stories from members from one whose son was actually on a school hit list by an angry child, to another whose son hates school and how to help him through it.
The overall review went well and the book received an average rating with mixed votes turned in from 2 – 4 points out of 5.