The book takes place in Sterling where nothing happens just your typical averge New Hampshire town, then one day, an act of violence shatters everything. Josie Cormier, is the daughter of the judge that is on the case, she is the best witness, except for one thing, she can't remember anything-or can she? It follows the aftermath of a school shooting that just happens in ninteen minutes, nineteen minutes doesn't seem like a lot of time, but lots of things can go wrong in that amount of time. It asks what it means to be diffrent and if we have the right to judge anyone. The scary thing about this story is Nineteen days after this book came out was the day of the Virginia Tech massacre.
This was such a brilliant story that showed us the other side of school shootings. We get to understand why, not how it happened. Did the defendent who looks like a sweet innocent high school all-american sweet jock really play a role in making this shooter crack? I would reccomend this story to MOST of my friends (the others because, I don't think they can take it), and I would highly reccomend that you read this book.
It Started with a Kiss AKA ISWAK
Xiang Qin (Ariel Lin) has a crush on her school's top model student, Zhi Shu (Joe Cheng). Zhi Shu is smart, handsome and in my opinion quite stuck up. He has an IQ of 200 and an entourage of female supporters. When Xiang Qin gives him a love letter, he refuses right in front of the whole school! As her friends try to make her feel better her stalker-friend-admirer, Ah Jing (Jiro Wang- Also in Hana Kimi- the guy who thinks he's gay), gets really angry and confronts him. After a bizarre twist, Xiang Qin's house collapses and XQ and her dad are forced to live with ZS's parents, who just happen to be her dad's best friends! They live and even though ZS finds her annoying he slowly develops feelings for her.
So sweet, one of the better known idol dramas, Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng have so much chemistry which is fun to watch in a Taiwanese Drama!
Here is the first episode, like (1/5) of it, the title of it is It Started With a Kiss Ep. 1 (1/5) (That just makes it easier to find), also I can tell you the beginning isn't the most exciting it gets better after awhile