This is the first book I've read written by Jodi Picoult. I enjoyed her writing style very much and the reality of her books. As I read portions of the book it took me back to the book Please Understand Me when it came to the bullying in school. I must confess that the end provided a twist I didn't expect.
I knew the book was about a school shooting and I must admit I liked that the shooting happened in the first chapter. I liked how strong her characters were and how it all unfolded. It was an interesting take on how the bullying affected not only the student but the outcome for many families, including his own after he was in prison and how people viewed them at work, in the community, etc.