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Sometimes the perpetrator of a heinous crime is the biggest victim of them all. Reading the things that Peter went through sometimes brought me to tears.
I have never understood how people can treat others so badly, and the behavior of the bullies in this story was beyond the pale.
It was easy to see how he could have been driven to do what he did, even though it was absolutely horrific. High school is hard. Now, with my adult perspective, I can see how silly much of it was, but I remember that it was very real to me. I went through my share of teasing, and in the end I think it made me a stronger person, however I never endured anything like what Peter had to endure and I wonder how I would have gotten through something like that.
Nobody can judge a situation perfectly equitably. Not even a superior court judge. The storyline of Alex and her daughter showed that quite well, but so did the stories of most of the characters. Schools may have a zero tolerance policy for bullying, but in reality, they turn a blind eye to much of it. I think it is impossible for the teachers and administration to really see what is going on all the time, but I do think that they need to be more aware of who is the bully and who is the victim.
However, from the time he was born, they constantly compared him to his older brother, who was seemingly perfect. Both parents eventually admitted to themselves that they would have rather had Peter been killed in the car accident instead of Joey.
I am pretty sure that kind of an attitude is evident to children, no matter how hard you try to hide it. Allowing him his privacy, instead of finding out what he was up to and what was going on in his life in a way that showed they truly were interested about him and truly cared. They seemed to be the poster children for loving, but lazy, parenting. I was happy she recognized her mistakes and worked to be better, but still, much of the damage had already been done.
The law is still the law. Alex dealt with this early in her career as a judge And of course, Peter and Josie needed to pay for their actions.
That is the law. There are so many other things I could say about this book. Piccoult is obviously very good at bringing up hot button societal issues and presenting them in a way that makes you really think. I am excited to read more of her novels. A few silly annoyances because I always have them : 1. One of the first times we meet Judge Alex Cormier is when she is pregnant with Josie and she fills out a form with her name: Alexandra Cormier.
Well then, why would she fill out paperwork like that? People are constantly "pinching the bridge of their noses" in exasperation. I swear I read that phrase more than 5 times. Maybe the abusive relationship she sort of showed between Matt and Josie explains it. As it was, I felt it was a bit out of place. Definitely twisty, though.
Diecinueve minutos- Jodi Picoult