Plea for Justice | For Book Clubs
Plea for Justice offers many issues for a lively book club discussion, such as: cyber security, personal protection, gun ownership and the criminal justice system.
Author Liz Lazarus enjoys meeting with book clubs to discuss this psychological, legal thriller, either in person or via Skype. Contact Liz about joining the discussion.
Book Club Questions
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In order to provide reading groups with the most informed and thought-provoking questions possible, it is necessary to reveal important aspects of the plot of this novel.
If you have not finished reading Plea for Justice, we respectfully suggest that you wait before reviewing this guide.
Would you recommend Plea for Justice to a friend? Why or why not?
- ONLINE PRIVACY
The bad guy in this novel infiltrates his victims’ digital lives via their phones and computers. How did that make you feel? What precautions have you taken to protect your online privacy?
- GUNS & CARRY PERMITS
Jackie opts to buy a gun and get a carry permit. Do you own or carry a gun? Why or why not? What are the laws in your state in regards to carrying a firearm
Jackie’s confidence and her size appear to be intertwined. How did you see her confidence evolve over the course of the novel? What do you think contributed most to her improvement?
Jackie uses food for comfort. What do you think contributed to her condition? Do you think she was overweight or had an eating disorder?
On more than one occasion, Jackie’s instincts helped to protect her. Have you ever had a situation where your “gut” triggered and helped to protect you?
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Jackie tries to use a Habeas Corpus petition to free Aaron. What did you learn about the process? Should inmates have the right to petition for release if they agree to a plea deal or a jury convicted them?
We learn that ~20% of American adults are illiterate. What else did you learn about literacy in this novel? In hindsight, were the character’s actions realistic?
Were you surprised by the ending? What different ending could you imagine for this book? What other elements of the book surprised you?
- MOVIE CASTING
If Plea for Justice were made into a movie, who would you cast for Jackie, Aaron, Cam, Beth and James?