Saturday, December 19, 2009

What I'm Reading Now

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Bestseller Picoult (My Sister's Keeper) takes on another contemporary hot-button issue in her brilliantly told new thriller, about a high school shooting. Peter Houghton, an alienated teen who has been bullied for years by the popular crowd, brings weapons to his high school in Sterling, N.H., one day and opens fire, killing 10 people. Flashbacks reveal how bullying caused Peter to retreat into a world of violent computer games. Alex Cormier, the judge assigned to Peter's case, tries to maintain her objectivity as she struggles to understand her daughter, Josie, one of the surviving witnesses of the shooting. The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive.


Trisha said...

I tried to read this a couple of years ago, but ultimately decided that I didn't need to read something that made me nervous all day long. Maybe in the summer. I am about to start Change of Heart.

Stephanie said...

I can see why it would make you nervous! I've read Change of Heart. We'll have to talk about it when you're through.