Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Reviewed by: Brittany Carlsen, Circulation Desk
Rating: 5 Stars!
Nineteen minutes is such a short amount of time taken from our lives, until tragedy strikes and those are the last moments we get. In this Pacoult masterpiece, we see two high school boys who are cast out by their peers and unprotected by the adults in charge of keeping them safe. What happens when enough is enough and the victims of bullying decide to take revenge? It is easy to think that the world is black and white, people are either good or evil, but this book thrusts you headfirst into the grey area where you feel for both victim and killer. By the time you are done reading this book, you will be recalling every word, every action, every moment of your children's lives and hoping that somewhere along the way, you did not lose them and praying that the smiles on their faces are real.