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The Children Act
The Children Act
Author: Ian McEwan
This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780099599630
ISBN-10: 0099599635
Publication Date: 4/9/2015
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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eadieburke avatar reviewed The Children Act on + 1606 more book reviews
Fiona Maye, High Court judge, is childless and her marriage of 30 years is in crises. She is called to a trying case where Adam, 17 year old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life. She visits the boy in the hospital and the encounter stirs feelings of powerful emotions in both of them. I found this book to be an excellent story and would highly recommend it!
LeahG avatar reviewed The Children Act on + 320 more book reviews
This was a very interesting book. The author thoroughly delved into the thought processes of the protagonist, Judge Fiona Maye. The story surprised me. I expected it to be something entirely different than it was. The author gives a very personal interpretation of Fiona. His depth of understanding of how this woman tninks is surprising.