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4.86 (of 5)
Well written, gives you an insight into mental illness
Book isn't for everyone

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4.82 (of 5)
easy to read, interesting issues raised in main two stories
Tess' story needed more time and space to convince, odd narrative voice in parts

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4.82 (of 5)
Fantastic Story, Identifiable Characters, Attention to detail in the settings
Absolutely none for me, I loved it!

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19 minutes can change your world

Advantages: compelling, though provoking, strong character, great plot
Disadvantages: NOTHING

I'm quite a fan of Jodi Picoult's work and try and read as much of her stuff as I can, I'd been wanting to read this for a while but been a little skint lately so I didn't want to spend any money, as soon as my local library finally got it in I snatched ...

hollywoodmum 30.09.2007 · Read full review
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Nineteen Minutes could change everything...

Advantages: Gripping story, well researched, unputdownable, great characters
Disadvantages: Nothing at all

When Nineteen Minutes was released earlier this year, I bought it in a hardback edition as I was quite desperate to read another Jodi Picoult having finished my last book of hers quite a while beforehand. I actually forgot about this one until about 10 da ...

mummy2harry 18.09.2007 · Read full review
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What Would You Do In Nineteen Minutes?

Advantages: Highly addictive well written story.
Disadvantages: Couldn't put it down so didn't get anything done.

...***Background*** Jodi Picoult has really become on of my favourite authors in the past year and this book only confirms that assumption. Nineteen Minutes hasn’t been out very long but it is certainly one of her best yet. She rose to recognition when ...

belfin 09.06.2007 · Read full review
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The Other Victim

Advantages: Superb scope for ethical debate, excellent characters and story
Disadvantages: None, except the odd simile!

Peter Houghton has been bullied all his life - from the first day of school, literally. Nothing he can do will make it stop... Until the day he takes four guns to school and kills ten people. Suddenly the sleepy New Hampshire town of Sterling is thrown up ...

DoubleFantasy11 21.04.2008 · Read full review
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Cruelty, death and teenage angst

Advantages: A gripping read
Disadvantages: Judgemental ?

Most people must be familiar with Jodi Picoult, a hugely successful American novelist who, with worldwide sales of more than 12 million, is also Britain's best selling female novelist. She is no prize winner or academic, but instead finds fame and fortune ...

dee7778 23.08.2010 · Read full review
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