Guilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice - YA Review by Hannah W

Reader: Hannah W.
Age: 17
Title: Guilty?: Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice
Author: Teri Kanefield
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 11/04/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: While I liked the theme of this book, the grammar was so horrific that it was a distraction from the book. The bad grammar was especially noticeable with pronouns. The author, instead of using "one," would switch between using "he" and "she." This was confusing and made me uncertain as to whether the author was referring to an actuall person or a general he/she. The grammar as a whole was quite weak, this book definitely needs another round of editing before publication.
Memorable or Forgettable: The topic of this book was very interesting and definitely made me reflect more on the American justice system. I also really liked how this book was written, using multiple case studies to expand upon topics.
Cover: The cover intrigued me and caused me to pick up the book. The cover accurately reflected the contents of the book; the American justice system.
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

tags:  non-fiction / American justice system / ya lit

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