At the begining, the author starts out with a paragraph that really grabs my attention. She tells about several things you can do in nineteen minutes such as mow the lawn, watch a sitcom or part of a hockey game, or perhaps get revenge. This caught my attention because I know something in the book is going to take nineteen minutes to complete, and I think that is getting revenge. I am not far along in this book, but it has defiantly kept my attention so far. Jodie Picoult talks about a mother, Alex, who is a judge, and the relationship between her and her daughter. They seem like an ordinary family so far, so I am curious to see what happens next. I am hoping the rest of the book is very intriguing. I want it to be very interesting so I don't want to put it down. I also hope it explains everything very well and it's not confusing and I'm curious to know what else happens in nineteen minutes.