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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you wonder, 19 April 2007
"Nineteen Minutes" vividly explores how Peter Houghton, a New Hampshire teenager bullied in school, goes on a shooting rampage, which given the shootings at Virginia Tech or Columbine make you think what went so terribly wrong to produce a monster. In this book it's the little incidents that create the rage inside Peter and make him go wrong. On the first day of kindergarten, his Superman lunch box is thrown out the window by a bully:

"Hey, freak," the bully taunts. "You want to see Superman fly?"

Those little taunts over time add up to rage and a seething desire to exact revenge. For anyone interested in reading how psychologically a seemingly normal teen from an… Read more
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable novel, 19 April 2007
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie displays great empathy in this novel as characters are swept up in the political violence of a turbulent decade in Nigeria. We have three engrossing characters in this book: Thirteen year old Ugwi who works for a university professor and is filled with revolutionary fervour. Olanna is the professor's pretty mistress, who has left a life of ease to be with her lover. Then we have Richard an Englishman who quietly loves Olanna's twin sister. With the advancement of Nigerian troops, all of them have to go on the run. Their loyalties to each other and to their ideals hang in the balance during a period of civil war.

"Half of a Yellow Sun" is a remarkable… Read more
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Positive message, 17 April 2007
"The Secret" has a positive message for anyone feeling stuck in their life. It does make you feel better even if it's only wishful thinking. Still at times dreaming big is important. "The Secret" really isn't a secret, it's well known ideas in spiritual circles. In fact, I remember an episode of The Flintstones cartoons where Barney Rubble says: "Think big, be big." That in essence captures the whole idea contained in "The Secret." :)

Get "The Secret" if you need a pick me up and if you're looking for book that takes you on a psychological and spiritual journey I recommend "Nexus: A Neo Novel." I bought it some time ago and felt really inspired from it.