The Justice Project

Michael Betcherman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822511

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High-school football star Matt Barnes was on the top of the world until a freak snowboarding accident ended his promising sports career and left him with a permanent limp. As he struggles to accept his changed body, Matt becomes depressed and isolated. Instead of college football camp, he faces a summer job at the local golf club. Then by chance Matt lands an internship at the Justice Project, an organization that defends the wrongly convicted. The other intern is his high-school nemesis, Sonya Livingstone, a quick-witted social activist with little time for jock culture. The two slowly develop a friendship as they investigate the case of Ray Richardson, who was convicted of murdering his parents twenty-one years ago. Matt and Sonya are soon convinced that Ray is innocent—but how will they prove it? Unraveling the cold case takes them on a journey filled with twists, turns, deception and danger. It will take dedication, perseverance and courage to unmask the real murderer. Can those same qualities help Matt move on to a life not defined by football?

Reading Level
Lexile
700L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Q
ATOS
4.5
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Character Education Mysteries Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 13+
Grade
8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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