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Nineteen Minutes: A Novel (Hardcover, 2007)
    By Jodi Picoult
Adult 7/26/2007
slabrie said: This book really opened my eyes as a parent and how *easy* it is to miss important signals about our own children. My son is only three but I'm glad I read this book now and have recommended it to parents and teachers since it deals with a high school shooting and how the attacker was 'created.' Jodi jumps from year to year to tell the story of a young boy - at different stages of his life - who ends up retaliating and fighting back against the numerous bullies who pick on him beat him up make fun of him and literally make his life miserable on a daily basis. As a mom I wanted to embrace this young boy and protect him but then you see that his mom does just that and how the consequences of her behavior plays out. You see his friend slowly forget and ignore him when he needs allies more than anything. If you've ever made fun of someone or been made fun of you can certainly find something in this story that you can relate to and you can't help but be affected by this touching and sad story of a young boy who was too afraid to ask for help and his friend who didn't speak up until it was much too late.
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