Peter is destroyed by this and it is revealed that he is the last straw. Peter keeps shooting at school. He targets famous / beautiful people who laugh at him all the time, including Drew and Courtney. He kills ten and injures nineteen.
Josie shot him for giving him a life of control and remorse for the decisions she made with him. She felt bad afterwards, but she only did it for the kind of friend she was. She yelled at Peter to do something, so Peter shot Matt to kill him.
Summary of the plot. Nineteen minutes is enough to rock the town of Sterling. Peter Houghton enters Sterling High and begins a massacre that kills 10 people and injures many more, both physically and emotionally.
In nineteen minutes you can mow the lawn at the front door, dye your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes you can make scones or have a dentist clog a tooth and fold clothes for a family of five. In nineteen minutes you can stop the world or just jump out of it.
Jodi Picoult’s fourteenth novel, Nineteen Minutes, is best known for tackling controversial issues through richly told fictional stories. It’s about the truth and the aftermath of a small town shooting.
Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, Nineteen Minutes, takes its title from the duration of a high school shooting directed by Peter Houghton, a very bullied teenager from New Hampshire.
Everyone wanted to remember Peter for 19 minutes of his life, but what about the other nine million?
Peter’s mother asks.
She tells him Josie just confessed. Peter was convicted of eight first degree murder and two second degree murder. He later committed suicide after a few months in prison by putting a sock on his neck and suffocating.
After passing several ■■■■ and wounded victims, Patrick grabs the shooter Peter Houghton and stops him in the locker room, where he finds two students, Josie Cormier and Matt Royston, on the ground surrounded by blood.
Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of 25 novels including: Songs of the Buckel Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999) )), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sisters Keeper