Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2007-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,315 Ratings


Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Small Great Things pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.


  • Really good!

    By lalooman
    I enjoyed this a lot! It is definitely not what you think it is!
  • Another good one

    By Bunmom88
    Not my favorite JP book but would read it again.
  • Great Read

    By JeredJ87
    Wow, what a novel!
  • Heartbreaking Phenomenal Read

    By Milagroxf
    One of those books you hate to finish but cannot put it down. Heartbreaking subject matter written so readable you feel something with each character. Beautiful character depth and relatability. Outstanding read. Highly recommended.
  • Good and Bad

    By Artist drake
    This book was incredibly depressing. I’m a big fan of Ms Picault’s writing but I struggled with much of this book because of its existential nature. As a parent I found it very difficult to except the premise that these parents were often so blind to the terrible difficulties their children were in and that they basically chose to ignore the issues. Additionally, the premise put forward by the expert psychiatrist during the trial rang false in my view. Basically I felt that unlike many of her other work this book, although relevant and timely, missed the mark.
  • Fast read

    By kw529
    Always a fast read lots of facts and in dept with all of her books
  • Surprising!

    By EmmaB1227
    Loved it. I totally thought I knew what was going on. The ending caught me off guard! Loved it.
  • 5 Stars

    By entalik
    This is the first Jodi Picoult I’ve read. I really enjoyed it. Very well written and kept me guessing on what was going to happen until the end.
  • Nineteen Minutes

    By jillpaq
    This book was excellent, though it’s a tough topic it was amazing. The author writes from each character’s perspective. It was definitely hard to put down, I read it in a day and a half. I highly, highly recommend it!
  • ❤️😊🍃💜 🌝🌀🏳️‍🌈🇻🇳

    By hansonnguyen