Sunday, June 24, 2012
Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
Barnes & Noble
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 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. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.
This was my first Jodi Picoult book and I'm kicking myself for not having read this sooner! I was completely captivated from the moment the book opened until the final words.