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The Client
The Client
Author: John Grisham
Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother are sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer leaves Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America. — Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345531926
ISBN-10: 0345531922
Publication Date: 12/27/2011
Pages: 576
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is one of the reasons he is a best selling author
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Helpful Score: 3
Compelling...Absorbing...Wildly Original...Magical...John Grisham continues to dazzle with each legal thriller. The Client is richly textured, cunningly crafted, and poignant, and boat a refreshingly different hero: an 11 year old boy. Mark Sway is unforgettable...Everything rings true, from the authentic milieu and vividly portrayed supporting cast to the behind the scenes view of the criminal justice system.
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Helpful Score: 2
For me personally, the book was a little hard to get into at first. But of course, thats probably just because of my broken reading tendencies because as the story unfolded, I got more and more hooked on the story; on the edge of my seat, anxious to find out what would happen next!

Mark Sway is a kid you cant help but admire and fall in love with. At 11 years old, he is experiencing something NO child should ever be face with. Yet, hes determined to protect his family at all costs, proving to be wiser than his years.

Reggie Love is a feisty lawyer who helps kids (who she refers to as clients) overlooked or abused by the system. She definitely goes above and beyond her call of duty when it comes to her little clients. When danger arose after meeting Mark Sway she would do anything to protect him; even if that meant putting her own life in the hands of an 11 year old boy with a crazy plan

Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book. The book, although law-related, is easy to read because of Grishams writing style. It contains a great story with unique characters and unbelievable suspense. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good suspense, thriller. I also recommend the movie if you haven't already seen it!

DISCLAIMER: This review although my own, contains some rephrasing of the original blurb written by the author. Specifically, the character descriptions.
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Helpful Score: 2
Grisham has once again crafted a thriller. His portrayal of the eleven year old boy is masterful as he jumps into the kid's head in every chapter. Absolutely gripping and highly believable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Once again Grisham proves he can build characters that you feel you have a relationship with. The ending had me teary eyed. This was moving and sensitive book. I wanted to finish the book as quickly as possible just so I could find out what would happen to Mark and his mother.
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One of the best Grisham's EVER! I fell in love with the main character, an 11 year boy. What a great story - held me riveted until the very end!