Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Piccoult (4 Stars)

Nineteen minutes was our October book group book picked by Shion! Nineteen Minutes takes place in New Hampshire and and tells the story of Peter Houghton, who after being picked on for 12 years shows up to school one day with multiple guns and in nineteen minutes kills and injures more than 15 of his classmates.

Piccoult uses flashbacks, starting 17 years prior to the event and continuing up until the morning off the event, intermingled with the present to get the reader to a full understanding of what happen and what were the causes.

While, Piccoult's writing style does not blow me away in the least, she once again presents the reader with an interesting subject matter and encourages you to look at a situation from every angle.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

This should be required reading for every parent and eductor. Jodi Picoult is one of the best writers of her generation.