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The Appeal Book Review

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“The Appeal,” was written by John Grisham and was published in 2008, it’s a fiction book that raises many issues that have to do with the criminal justice system of America. But those issues are secondary to moral issues that the book raises.John Grisham is a very accomplished author; the majority of his works are about crime and politics but he has written notable books of other genres such as, The Bleachers, Skipping Christmas, and A Painted house. The book that we are going to focus on though is, “The Appeal.” The plot of the book has many twists and turns that keep you guessing from cover to cover. It starts out with a lawsuit filed by a woman who has lost both her child and husband to cancer which was a direct result of a factory dumping toxic waste into a river in the small town. The lawsuit is won by the plaintiff, but the defendant appeals the case and wins. The reason they win the appeal is because a man who owned the company that was being sued sets up the Supreme Court justice election. He made it so that a man they knew would vote there way was one of the judges on the court.After reading this book you not only get a good knowledge of how the legal system works in The United States but you also get the feeling that you should follow your heart and avoid the influence of others. I got this feeling when I read this book because the man, Ron Fisk, who was elected by the big company, has a life changing experience when his son is critically injured by being hit in the head with a baseball during a game. The bat used was an illegal bat, and mistakes were later made at the hospital. This now put Fisk in a position to sue the people who made mistakes; these were the kind of cases that he had been voting on. He usually voted for the company being sued. Even after this...

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