nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult

Posted January 18th, 2011 by sandia

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nineteen minutes is about the devastating effects of bullying.   I think anyone who has been bullied can easily relate to the main character, Peter.  Revolving around the theme of “what can you do in nineteen minutes?” We learn step by step how Peter is brought up to the breaking point, broken,  and how he’s fixed as best as possible.  Tragically, the breaking point is him going on a shooting rampage in his high school one morning to take down everyone who made his life miserable.  With such a unique veiwpoint, you can feel sympathy, even empathy, for the shooter, the bullies, and the average joes and plain janes who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I highly recommend this book since  anyone who may feel like Peter might take a step back and rethink hurting themselves or others, anyone who may be a bully themself may rethink how their actions damage other people, not just physcially but mentally and emotionally too, and finally, anyone who is an average joe or plain jane, like me, may feel inspired to step up next time they witness someone being bullied, I know I did.

2 Responses to “nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult”

  1. princessmeghan

    My sister Stella read this book to me. We read books together when she visits. I don’t like this book at all. There are a lot of sad parts in it and this is a grown up book to. I don’t think kids should read this book.

  2. NuriRhines

    This is a VERY well written review and made me want to check out that book…thanks so much for posting Sandia :)

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