I liked that Myers gave a unique structure to the novel, having the narrator Steve write about the trial in third person via a screenplay. His attention to detail gave us a bit more characterization than straight narrative would. What Steve chooses to highlight shows us what he is concerned about.
It's a quick read; though I suspect the struggling readers who may be intrigued by the plot may doubt that and be turned off by its 280 pages. That's a shame. The book challenges readers to think about justice and whether Steve truly is innocent and what role actions play in defining character. The message is clear without being moralistic and childish.
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