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Written by Sarah Crossan
ISBN: 978-1408867815

Once read, never forgotten. This is a jaw-dropping book, written in blank verse, about a boy whose brother is on Death Row. Utterly captivating, moving, frightening and certain to raise questions about the sorts of justice those held by such a system experience. This book is remarkable. Joe's voice is believable and urgent, increasingly bewildered as the inevitability of his brother's fate becomes clear. The story begins with the arrest of his brother, continues with the attempts at proper representation during the twisted course of the trial, and the ending is framed in dwindling hope, red-hot rage and ultimately, some sort of acceptance. Brilliantly done, accessible and thought-provoking. This is one of those landmark books, deserving a huge audience of teens and adults, and much critical acclaim.
Julia Wills

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