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In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn; colour your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five....In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge.
Written by Jodi Picoult, this story has you hooked after an amazing opening paragraph. This is the story of the effects bullying can have, the importance of speaking up, and what it means to be different in our society. After enduring years of verbal and physical abuse from his classmates, one final act of bullying sends main character Peter over the edge. Having being bullied along with Peter and having to always be the one that stood up for Peter, it was no surprise that best fried Josie Cormier succumbed to peer pressure and joined the popular crowd, leaving Peter all alone to fend for himself. Even those not in the school that morning find their lives in mayhem as most of Sterling’s residents do, including Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier. Alex is the judge assigned to the case and just so happens to be Josie’s mum. Alex has a major decision to make; will she take the biggest case of her career-knowing the damage it would do to her already delicate relationship with her daughter.
Nineteen minutes is an insight into the mind of a young boy who is very dissatisfied with life. It is quite eye opening and makes you realise a bit more about the way some people think, and why they are the way they are. I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for people aged 15 and over.