Friday, January 24, 2020

Book Review: Not Guilty by C. Lee McKenzie

Title: Not Guilty
Author: C. Lee McKenzie
  • Publisher: Evernight Teen (October 23, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2019

  • "Enter the world of high school junior, Devon Carlyle. Popular, highly skilled basketball player, sights on a college basketball scholarship, the girl of his dreams by his side and true friends. Devon is walking on air and feels it to his inner core of how good he has got it. Until one spiraling day where all that seemed perfect comes crashing down around him. Finding himself accused of a violent crime, convicted and sent to juvenile detention in a whirlwind of accusations, Devon and his family find themselves helpless. Cast aside by his so-called friends, girlfriend and the town as a whole Devon embarks on a journey of finding true friends in the most unlikely circumstances and the ultimate quest to clear his name. 

The reader will be immersed in the action from the onset as they turn the pages quicker than they can determine what they think will happen next. 

Author, C. Lee McKenzie weaves a tale of truth and self discovery in a fashion of honesty leaving the reader to want to fight any injustice they may come across in their own lives. Bravo!”

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Donna M. McDine
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  1. Sounds like an excellent book. I love the cover!

  2. Thank you, Donna for the review of Not Guilty. It's an honor to be here on your blog today.

  3. This is one of my favorite books Lee has written. She made the characters so real I could envision them, fighting the battles they faced. Everyone should read this book, especially teens. Congratulations on a wonderful story.

  4. Good review. I read this one too and agree.


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