Monday, May 12, 2008

The Trials of Kate Hope by Wick Downing - ADVISABLE

Downing, Wick The Trials of Kate Hope, 323 p. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 


Only fourteen, Kate Hope has her law license, having been taught by her grandfather after the deaths of her father and brother. She is quite content working with and for her beloved "Judge", but his health is iffy at best. Now she is in the middle of two very important cases and her grandfather is in the hospital, unable to take the cases to trial. It's time for Katie to pull it all together and show her community and herself that she really does have what it takes to be a practicing trial lawyer. 

Kate's story involves danger and intrigue, good detective work and fast-thinking. It covers immigration issues, gender roles and age-ism, each with just enough coverage to get a caring person thinking. 


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