Posted by: irenesroth | January 28, 2016

A Wonderful Novel

51ZuPs5SB5L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_[1]An Invincible Summer
By: Betta Ferrendelli

I usually don’t like to read legal dramas as a rule. However, this book surprised me in that it was well-written, about a very important topic, and about someone who I really started caring about: a teenaged girl who has a severe mental disability. Who knows! I may start reading in this genre as well.

I am quite partial to teenage girls. And this is especially the case for teenage girls who are severely mentally disabled in any way. It seems that life for a girl with severe mental disabilities is very brutal. This is especially the case if the mother and legal guardian of the girl are seeking to have her forcibly sterilized! There is something about the whole sterilization thing which is really wrong on so many levels. Can Jaime, a promising young lawyer with the Denver District Attorney’s office help her?

As Jamie is covering this case, it starts to affect her personal life. She even over steps ethical boundaries by befriending Leigh Roberts, a reporter for a Denver daily newspaper who is covering the trial. The lines continued to blur as the lawyer looks not only to help the young woman but to clear her own conscience over a childhood death she could have prevented. Will Jaime decide to turn her back on her promising career to fight for a few worthwhile and highly sensitive issues?

Readers will wonder what will happen until the last page. This is a great legal drama, one that can’t be read slowly but quickly and in one or two sittings.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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