There was nothing left to say.
The year I was teaching eighth grade, I was 25 years old — the youngest teacher by far in the school. The remarkable thing about our justice system is that even if Chris were completely innocent, while awaiting trial if denied bail he might still wind up bunking with an axe-murderer.
Picoult explores many issues in this jam-packed novel: suicide, mental illness, death, grief, love, suffering, the law and so much more. Then he remembered.
They say that Chris and Emily are real teenagers, not the phony ones who usually inhabit adult novels. How do you feel Chris handled his guilt? My husband and I moved out of state; and my first novel was published. They reach out to the Golds often, but as you can imagine, a massive wedge has now forced the two families apart.
He needs his rest. She crumpled further, her body folding into itself, until her head was so deeply buried beneath her arms that she could not hear what the man was saying. Why us? She glanced at James, who was sitting in the chair beside the hospital bed like a stiff and stoic sentry.