Defending Jacob, by William Landay

This book left me with mixed emotions. Had it not been for the surprise and intriguing ending, I would have been more disappointed. The dialogue was the biggest problem for me in this book, with much of it feeling forced, particularly the teenage portions. I feel like there was so much more potential with the story, yet I was constantly annoyed by the way the main characters spoke. I give it 3.5 stars, but I feel like I’m being generous.