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Jodi Picoult, autora de Por la vida de mi hermana, nos presenta su libro más fascinante, con una alarmante y conmovedora historia acerca de las repercusiones devastadoras de una tragedia en un pueblo pequeño de los Estado Unidos.

Sterling es un pueblo común en New Hampshire donde nunca ocurre nada -- hasta el día que su complacencia es hecha añicos por un acto de violencia. Josie Cormier, la hija de la jueza que preside el caso, es la mejor testigo con la que cuenta el estado, pero no puede recordar lo que ha ocurrido delante de sus propios ojos ¿o sí?

A medida que el juicio avanza, empiezan a hacerse visibles las grietas entre las autoridades del colegio secundario y la comunidad adulta del lugar -- destruyendo los lazos más fuertes de familia y amistad. Diecinueve minutos nos hace preguntarnos qué significa ser diferente en nuestra sociedad, quién tiene el derecho de juzgar a otro y si las personas son lo que realmente parecen ser.
Published: Atria Books on May 19, 2009
ISBN: 9781439170359
List price: $10.99
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Obviously, the subject matter of this book is extremely difficult. I imagined I knew just exactly how the story was going to unfold; a troubled teen seeks revenge on his school. To my joy and surprise, this was only half of this story. This was my first title by Jodi Piccoult, who had come highly-recommended. I was completely taken back and touched by the narrative from the various points-of-view. Particularly fascinating to me was the view from Peter's mother and father. In the horror that surrounds such events, rarely is any thought given to the parents of the shooter. I suppose largely due to the fact that few of the shooters actually survive. Piccoult elevated this narrative to a new level by having the shooter survive and by telling part of the story from the mother's view. It enabled her to portray Peter as a sympathetic character; something that surprised me in my reading. Piccoult also kept the suspense in a story that we all thought we would know how ended. The story contained twists right up until the last page.read more
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Picoult always takes the headline stories and develops a compelling story behind them. Her characters are well-developed and the story has plenty of ideas. But, as in My Sister's Keeper, I felt that the ending was a bit of a let-down. It seems that all the effort and good ideas weren't able to continue to the end in either story and at some point it turns into something more "popular" and less believeable. It disappoints me because up to that point the story is really so good....read more
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This was an excellent book that captured the thought pattern of both the accused and victum of a terrible crime.It really makes you sit back and see the results of thougtless acts of bullying in school.read more
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Obviously, the subject matter of this book is extremely difficult. I imagined I knew just exactly how the story was going to unfold; a troubled teen seeks revenge on his school. To my joy and surprise, this was only half of this story. This was my first title by Jodi Piccoult, who had come highly-recommended. I was completely taken back and touched by the narrative from the various points-of-view. Particularly fascinating to me was the view from Peter's mother and father. In the horror that surrounds such events, rarely is any thought given to the parents of the shooter. I suppose largely due to the fact that few of the shooters actually survive. Piccoult elevated this narrative to a new level by having the shooter survive and by telling part of the story from the mother's view. It enabled her to portray Peter as a sympathetic character; something that surprised me in my reading. Piccoult also kept the suspense in a story that we all thought we would know how ended. The story contained twists right up until the last page.
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Picoult always takes the headline stories and develops a compelling story behind them. Her characters are well-developed and the story has plenty of ideas. But, as in My Sister's Keeper, I felt that the ending was a bit of a let-down. It seems that all the effort and good ideas weren't able to continue to the end in either story and at some point it turns into something more "popular" and less believeable. It disappoints me because up to that point the story is really so good....
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This was an excellent book that captured the thought pattern of both the accused and victum of a terrible crime.It really makes you sit back and see the results of thougtless acts of bullying in school.
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This was my first Picoult novel. It started out fine. I liked her writing style and how the characters were developing. I have always enjoyed books that delve into the criminal mind. My first turn-off was when I came across some timeline errors about two thirds into the book. I don't remember the details, but I remember that I kept rereading the sections and going back to try to figure out what was going on. Thinking I must be completely nuts, I did some research on the web and found the others had noticed the same errors. Things went downhill from there climaxing with an ending that felt very contrived and unbelievable.
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Heart wrenching story of tradegy in a small town and the repercussions it has on everyone.
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This is my first Jodi Picoult book and I wish I could say I enjoyed it more than I did. The subject matter made the book heavy and sad, and perhaps this means Picoult is a talented writer, because I left the book feeling like I needed an anti-depressant.
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