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Nineteen Minutes. Home · Nineteen Minutes Author: Jodi Picoult. 73 downloads Views KB Size Nineteen Minutes · Read more · Nineteen Minutes. JODI. PICOULT. Nineteen Minutes Jane Picoult, Dr. David Toub, Wyatt Fox, Chris Keating, In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your. Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story.

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Views Total views. I was happy she recognized her mistakes and worked to be better, but still, much of the damage had already been done. At least it wasn't as bad of a situation as Peter's parents were in, where the damage had all been done and there was no repairing any of it.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter what the mitigating circumstances are. The law is still the law. Alex dealt with this early in her career as a judge And of course, Peter and Josie needed to pay for their actions.

That is the law. I don't think it could be any different, and of course, I don't excuse Peter for what he did.

As the trial showed, there were other kids who were bullied just as much who didn't decide to shoot up the school. There are so many other things I could say about this book.

Piccoult is obviously very good at bringing up hot button societal issues and presenting them in a way that makes you really think. I am excited to read more of her novels. A few silly annoyances because I always have them : 1. One of the first times we meet Judge Alex Cormier is when she is pregnant with Josie and she fills out a form with her name: Alexandra Cormier. Later in the book it talks about how her name isn't short for Alexandra like people assume.

Well then, why would she fill out paperwork like that? People are constantly "pinching the bridge of their noses" in exasperation. I swear I read that phrase more than 5 times. I didn't feel the twist at the end was sufficiently explained. In Nineteen Minutes, Lewis Houghton is a college professor whose area of expertise is the economics of happiness.

Does such a profession actually exist? It does exist! However,I sort of fudged the other equation he devises: that expectation divided by reality equals hope. As the mother of three children, was the subject of popularity and the cruel ways in which children often treat one another a difficult one for you to address?

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But in many ways, watching my children as they struggled to find their own place in the social hierarchy of school did make them guinea pigs for me, as I was writing the book. Discrimination and difference at the high school level will never end until the adults running these schools can go about their own lives without judging others for their race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

How ridiculous is it that America prides itself on being a melting pot, when — as Peter says in the novel — that just means it makes everyone the same?

Did you have the surprise ending in mind when you began writing Nineteen Minutes, or did it evolve later in the process? As with all my books, I knew the ending before I wrote the first word. As you write more and more books, is it harder to come up with ideas? How do you know when an idea is the right one?

The ideas choose me, not the other way around. And like the moral and ethical complications of MSK, you have a kid in Nineteen Minutes who does something that, on the surface, is absolutely devastating and destructive and will end the lives of others.

But — given what these characters have endured — can you blame them? Do I condone school shootings? Absolutely not. Many of your books center on topics that are front and center in the headlines.

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Is it important for you to not only entertain readers with a riveting storyline but to challenge them to think about timely and often controversial topics? Why do you suppose you have gravitated toward this type of storytelling? Fiction allows for moral questioning, but through the back door. And know that even the cool kids, the popular kids, worry that someone will find out their secret: that they worry about fitting in, just like you do.

What significance is there to the fact that Alex is the first one to prevent Josie from being friends with Peter? Alex often has trouble separating her roles as a judge and a mother. How does this affect her relationship with Josie? To which characters does this apply, and why? What is your view of Jordan? Peter was a victim of bullying for twelve years at the hands of certain classmates, many of whom repeatedly tormented him.

But he also shot and killed students he had never met or who had never done anything wrong to him. What empathy, if any, did you have for Peter both before and after the shooting? Josie and Peter were friends until the sixth grade. Is it understandable that Josie decided not to hang out with Peter in favor of the popular crowd? Why or why not? Do you believe, as Picoult suggests, that even the popular kids are afraid that their own friends will turn on them?

Why then does it come as such a surprise to Josie when Matt abuses her verbally and physically? How much did you empathize with Josie? How about Lewis in particular, who taught his son how to handle guns and hunt? How did you feel, when you read that scene?

In what ways do the alternating narratives between past and present enhance the story? How do the scenes in the past give you further insight into the characters and their actions, particularly Peter and Josie? Why does Patrick blame himself for not preventing an incident he had no way of knowing was going to happen? King, an expert witness for the defense, states that Peter was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of chronic victimization.

What reasons does Dr. Do you agree with this?

Why does Josie choose to shoot Matt instead of shooting Peter? In the end, has justice been satisfactorily dealt to Peter and to Josie? Discuss the very ending of the novel, which concludes on the one-year anniversary of the Sterling High shooting. Why do you suppose the author chose to leave readers with an image of Patrick and Alex, who is pregnant? In what way does the final image of the book predict the future?

Shootings have occurred at a number of high schools across the country over the last several years. Did Nineteen Minutes make you think about these incidents in a more immediate way than reading about them in the newspaper or seeing coverage on television?

How so?

In what ways did the novel impact your opinion of the parties generally involved in school shootings—perpetrators, victims, fellow students, teachers, parents, attorneys, and law enforcement officials?

What do you think the author is proposing as the root of the problem of school violence? What have you heard, in the media and in political forums, as solutions? Do you think they will work? Inhabited by contradictory, flawed individuals, this intelligent novel draws suspense, moral complexity, and a stunning final twist.

On one level, it's a thriller, complete with dismaying carnage, urgent discoveries and 11th-hour revelations, but it also asks serious moral questions about the relationship between the weak and the strong, questions that provide what school people call 'teachable moments. It is less a narrative about a horrific event than an insightful deconstruction of youthful alienation, of the shattering repercussions of bullying, and the disturbing effects of benign neglect.

Her book reminds us of the heartbreak and the loss of innocence. It's also breathtaking storytelling by a best-selling writer At a time when a slew of teen movies make light of social ostracism and social climbing in schools, Picoult's novel is a reminder that too large a dose of anything can be poisonous.

It also makes you want to grab every kid who feels like an outcast and say,. This could be your community, your neighbor, your family. Oprah has been unpredictable with her picks of late, but maybe "Nineteen Minutes" will turn her on to fiction again. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five. Nineteen minutes is how long it took the Tennessee Titans to sell out of tickets to the playoffs.

In nineteen minutes, you can order a pizza and get it delivered.

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You can read a story to a child or have your oil changed. You can walk two miles. You can sew a hem. In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world; or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge. It took thirty-two minutes to drive from her house in Sterling to the Superior Court in Grafton County, NH, and that was only if she speeded through Orford.

She twisted her thick copper hair into a knot and anchored it at the base of her neck with bobby pins, transforming herself into the person she needed to be before she left her house. Alex had been a superior court judge now for thirty-four days. But at forty, she was still the youngest judge in the state. When Alex had submitted her name years ago for the bench, it had been with the sincere desire to make sure people in this legal system were innocent until proven guilty.

She just never anticipated that, as a judge, she might not be given the same benefit of the doubt. The smell of freshly brewed coffee drew Alex into the kitchen.Beside him, on the passenger seat, was a paper bag with a brick of cocaine inside it.

No one knows what you have on under your robe. Like her father, Alex is more at home in a courtroom than in her own home with her child. In Nineteen Minutes, Lewis Houghton is a college professor whose area of expertise is the economics of happiness. About The Author.

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