Jodi Picoult's novel, Nineteen Minutes, lives up to her readers' expectations for a page-turner that touches on some of the most important events that are facing our society today.
High school violence continues to be a pressing issue, and with the recent school shootings, this book brings to the surface all of the emotions that the families of those victims deal with every day.
The time has come for the shooter in the Sterling High School shootings to have his day in court. The Honorable Alex Cormier, Supreme Court Justice is assigned the case, however it just so happens that his daughter, is the star witness to the events that took place that fateful day.
Even so, no one has a more difficult job than the plaintiff's lawyer, Jordan McAffee. The plaintiff, Peter, was the boy who was found holding a gun to his head in the corner of the gym after the events that took place at Sterling High School. It might seem like an open and shut case. However, with a witness who can't seem to get her story straight, this might be one of the most difficult cases Judge Cormier has ever heard.
Nineteen Minutes will take through every human emotion, as Jodi's books often do. Finding the truth isn't' as easy as it should be, but when it means the lives of children, the truth has to be out there somewhere. It's just a matter of digging deep enough.
Jodi Picoult is the kind of author who isn't afraid to press a few buttons through her stories. She's not afraid at tackling the big issues facing communities all over the country, and she's been incredibly successful. She is an award-winning author, and her seven most recent books have hit the top of the New York Times Bestseller list upon their debut. She writes a compelling courtroom drama, and it's obvious that she is passionate about each of her incredible novels.
The bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens—until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened before her very own eyes—or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show—destroying the closest of friendships and families. Download and start listening now!