This book started out okay-ish.. and then dragged on forever. Reading reviews I was promised a “big shocking twist” which was really the only thing that kept me listening to find out. In reality it was a big pointless twist. There were also a whole bunch of pointless side plots. What was the point of the dead brother and the dads “happiness calculations?” The number of details that got taken straight from Columbine also really bugged me. 🙄🙄🙄
Took a lot longer than 19 Minutes to set up my shelf with Jodi Picoult, and mostly romance and YA books. But it got me a LOT of activity time for #BookFitnessChallenge and look, now its ready for a #shelfie!
I got the Tom Clancy book for the hubs, but the rest are for me. 🙈
I‘m not sure where to begin with this book. As a mom and as a teacher, it is making me think/worry/question many things. How do I make sure my kids aren‘t bullied? What do I tell them to do if they are? Why aren‘t schools better at addressing the issue? Do my students feel safe and accepted at our school? There are a number of issues in this book that our society doesn‘t spend nearly enough time discussing. 👇👇👇
Slow and tense until the last hundred pages, then the pace picks up with courtroom drama. This is a good story that made me wonder what it would be like to be the parent of a child that committed a horrific crime... I give a solid 3/5⭐️s. Thanks to @BurghBookAddict for sending this my way #mfbs
Ugh! This book broke my heart and I have one thing to say about the general theme in this book : IT NEEDS TO STOP EVERYWHERE 😭☹️
It arrived! Thank you so much @Jennick2004
Another mass school shooting, more kids dead. What is it going to take? I'm going to say it, those prayers aren't working. We need to do more. We need people to stand up and be uncomfortable so that a change can be made. I know I will be, what about you? Are our kids worth it to you?
#bookclub pick for March. Unfortunately I realized a ways in that I had read this book before. I stuck with it though because I couldn‘t remember the ending.
❗️I DO NOT like rereading books. Do you?❗️
I‘m having trouble putting this one down. I should know better than to browse the first few pages of a Jodi Picoult novel, because I ALWAYS get sucked in. It‘s like I forget every time what a compelling writer she is...I keep classing her as “light read, chick lit” in my mind and she is so much deeper than that. (Not that I don‘t love chick lit light reads; that writing is a talent all its own.)
“In #nineteen minutes, you can order a pizza and get it delivered. 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.” Although I enjoyed this book, its plot contains a high school shooting and can be a trigger topic for some. #novemberbythenumbers
Super delayed, but here is #awesomeautumnbooks #29! Jodi Picoult was my first "adult" author, and she is still one of my favorites. I started with THE PACT and NINETEEN MINUTES, and recently her newest SMALL, GREAT THINGS is my new favorite.
Pure logic: assuming reality was constant, expectation had to be greater than reality to create optimism. On the other hand, a pessimist was someone with expectations lower than reality, a fraction of diminishing returns. The human condition meant that this number approached zero without reaching it--you never really completely gave up hope; it might come flooding back at any provocation.
It's taken me a while to read this massive book! It's good, with great writing and characters but it could easily have done with losing around 200 pages! It started to waffle on and feel repetitive!
According to the eBay slip I left in this book, it's been sitting my shelf waiting to be read for 2yrs!!! 😲 I'm enjoying it so far but what a boring front cover eh!!
Fav. Hobbies:- writing, cooking
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Fav. Colour:- Purple
Fav. City:- Jamshedpur, India
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Fav. TV show:- Master Chef
Last film seen in cinema:- I would rather not remember!
Currently Reading:- The Outcast (Sadie Jones)
Has anyone read this book? Is it worth reading?