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A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
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Apr 19, 2010

really liked it

I picked this book as an independent reading book in middle school, and unfortunately I never got myself around to finishing it. I finally did, and I actually really enjoyed reading it. I tend to get absorbed into books which were based on true events, which this book was.

Based off of an actual courtroom trial, we see two sides that try to defend themselves against being accued of polluting the water in the town which ends up ending the lives of many (children in particular). We are taken through this long journey with this lawyer, who's name I unfortunately do not recall. This book I personally found inspirational, because through this novel, I saw how one man can make a change. And it relates back to our discussions on who has power in the society, and how can people use the power that they have!

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