Nneteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

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Nneteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
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Wed, 03-07-2007 - 12:31pm
Has anyone placed a hold on this book?

 

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Wed, 03-07-2007 - 3:17pm
I have my name on the hold list as well. But
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Fri, 03-09-2007 - 4:43am
I haven't read it yet.
In fact I have just read The Tenth Circle. As always it was brilliant, although having a teenage daughter & son myself it was disturbing!
She's just an amazng author & such an interesting, & nice person.

 



Tracy

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Sat, 03-10-2007 - 8:16pm
I'm beginning to be cautious about her books. I read Perfect Match. It was supposedly about child sexual abuse. But it didn't talk a whole lot about that. But other events in the book were also very disturbing. Then I had Tenth Circle on my TBR list. Picked it up & read the jacket & decided against it. I don't remember now what it was supposed to be about, but I decided I didn't want to read it. Now I've gotten wary about her books.

 

 Katz

 

 

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Registered: 06-22-2006
Sat, 03-10-2007 - 10:46pm

The subjects of her books are a bit disturbing.

 

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Sun, 03-11-2007 - 12:56pm
Yes, I read My Sister's Keeper & liked it.

 

 Katz

 

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 03-12-2007 - 11:56am
Katz, I didn't care for Perfect Match too much either. I like most of her books, but that one I really didn't like.

 

 

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Mon, 03-12-2007 - 12:38pm
I think the main reason I didn't like it was that I didn't like the main character, the mom. It's hard to like a book when you don't like the character. I was contemplating giving up, but then the 2 twists happened & raised my interest.

 

 Katz

 

 

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Registered: 05-23-2003
Tue, 03-20-2007 - 1:41am

I bought it and have read it. It does make you want to lock your child in the house until they're about 20 (as the mom of a high school hockey goalie, there were parts that had me absolutely shuddering), but it's a fantastic book. Although at first glance it's about a school shooting, what it really probes is how / when /why people judge each other. When is it right? When is it wrong? The more you think about some of the questions that are raised, the more you start to question your own actions and thoughts.

It's definitely worth reading, and is particularly a great book for a book group.