The Second Trial

The Second Trial

Book - 2010
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Thirteen-year-old Danny never knew that his father was abusing his mother, until the day his father almost killed her. Now he finds himself in court as his mother fights to have his father kept in jail to keep the family safe. But Danny can't believe that his father is a danger to them, cannot reconcile the father he looks up to with the man who almost took his mother's life. When the limits of the justice system allow his father to be released, Danny's mother decides that he and his little sister must accompany her into hiding. They will go to another city and begin a new life, with new identities. And so begins the second trial, as everything that Danny has known is taken from him. How can he reconcile himself to this new life, where he has a new name, no friends and none of the comforts he's used to? As his mother struggles to support the family, Danny is torn between loving and hating her, blaming her for everything. In his anger he turns to the school's gang of bullies, but a young girl named Nixxie might be his way to find acceptance in this new life.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781897187722
Branch Call Number: YA PB Boll 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 319 p


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Dec 13, 2014

It's not often you find a book that takes place in Edmonton! I thought the book was well written and gave a great insight into our legal system. For me, it stirred up a lot of emotions from sadness to anger to empathy to frustration. Makes me wonder... where are Susan and the children now? Did they ever move out of New Haven and get their happily ever after?

Nov 03, 2013

I really liked it but it was way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to sad

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Aug 12, 2012

Great book :) Love how its in Alberta as well :) Highly recomended :)

Aug 05, 2012

omg, aewsome book! luv it

Aug 01, 2012

best book ever cant wait to finish :D

Jun 28, 2012

The reality of real life that is happening now is disturbingly well is well paced to make a person think instead of rushing through it.

shannonleemcnaughty Apr 26, 2011

This book was as real as it gets. It has heartbreak. It is so emotional that it made me cry and I don't cry that often.

masedawg Apr 08, 2011

So far the book has kept me on the edge of my seat. Everytime i sit down to read, I always leave it wondering what is going to happen next which makes the book enjoyable for me. I can't wait to finish.

SgntSprinklez Apr 08, 2011

This book took FOREVER to get started, however it was a very emotional book and was expertly writen. Gratz

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Jul 09, 2011

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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