Saturday, April 22, 2017

Looking for Truth & Striving for Justice

During the four and a half day weekend I finished Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson. However, instead of achieving my goal of completing the first four books of Maximum Ride I've shifted my goal to re-read the highly praised Theodore Boone series by John Grisham. And like my last post I'm still undecided about my AP novel and very open to suggestions (if you have a recommendation please leave a comment!).

Now, back to my 'currently reading'. In the first book of Mr. Grisham's YA series, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, there as been a murder in the small city of Strattenburg and somehow out of all people young Theodore knows the truth about the seemingly witness-less crime. But how is he, a mere thirteen year-old, going to be able to stop the adults from making a wrong decision before it's too late?

I've identified with the book in a few ways, but the main one being is that I can see myself in the main character. I may have not solved a murder mystery (at least not yet anyway), but I see myself in Theo in that he's independent, respectful, and always striving for the truth/justice. What I feel I connect with the most, is how he looks for the truth and strives for justice. The entire book is about how Theo comes across the evidence that could potentially put the antagonist, Mr. Pete Duffy, in jail and how he presents the evidence in a way that is mature, respectful, and most of all lawful and honest. And I feel as if I'm respectful, mature, and always try to do the right thing, which that's probably why I've enjoyed reading and re-reading this book for the last 5 years.



1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry I'm just now giving you an AP title recommendation--you've probably picked one by now. For future reference, you might like GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, or The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
    I wonder if there's a particular quote or passage from the book that you connected with.


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