I picked up this novel by Jodi Picoult at the airport on my way to Scotland a couple of summers ago. My plane was delayed for hours and so I just had to get some new reading material. I chose this one because I've read other novels by Jodi Picoult and love her writing style. I had, however, forgotten that her subject matter is often disturbing, to say the least!
Without checking properly what it was about, beyond a brief glance at the blurb on the back "an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens," "an act of violence," and something about a trial. I just grabbed it along with another, thinking I'd be able to enjoy them as "light summer reading." Boy, was I ever wrong!
Now, don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed "Nineteen Minutes" - it's brilliantly written and the characters are just so real. The situation, though, is not fun at all.
Are you ready for "Nineteen Minutes" or another novel by Jodi Picoult?
Ah, happier books! I hear you Mira. Definitely have to be prepared for emotional shocks when reading Jodi Picoult, but worth it when you are.
A friend of mine reads her novels, and I've also read about Jodi Picoult. Now I watched three of your videos, and she's definitely amazing. I will probably start reading her at some point. It's just that I often feel the need for happier books :) But the topics she chooses are very compelling.
I have watched My Sister's Keeper, by the way, and it was really good.