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Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

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Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

Post Number:#1 by dhomespot
» 04 May 2017, 09:32

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Justice for the Black Knight" by Jerri Blair.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Justice for the Black Knight by Jerri Blair is a legal thriller that will not let you put it down. It covers social injustice and how prejudices can ruin an innocent person’s life. This book is also about how a small act of kindness can go a long way toward changing attitudes.

The story revolves around Ruby, Annie, Daisy, and Freddie. They overcome their own personal prejudices to become friends and family. Daisy and Annie (mother and daughter) are white and new to the neighborhood. They are the only one of two white families in the neighborhood. Freddie and Ruby (brother and sister) have grown up on the block. Freddie has experienced racism so many times, it is hard for him to accept the friendship between Annie and Ruby.

Daisy is not sure at first if Annie and Ruby being friends is a good idea in the beginning. After meeting Ruby however, she begins to love the little girl like her own. Annie was not brought up as seeing skin tones making a difference in how to treat someone, so she had no problem being friends with those that are different than her.

Freddie is by far my favorite character. He knows first hand how cruel the world can be, and yet he tries so hard to be a better person. At first, he does not trust Annie. One simple gesture, a book being loaned to him, has him seeing things a little different. Once he reads a book about knights, he decides that is the way he wants to live and strives to do good in all things. Daisy also serves as a source of inspiration for him because she believes he can be so much more. He soon learns that sometimes, being good and doing good things does not always turn out favorably for him.


When Freddie ends up being found guilty of murder, it is up to Annie and Ruby to prove his innocence. This is where the Freddie’s story gets told and it will hold you in its grip. It was hard to keep in mind that most of the story takes place where racism was the norm. I could feel myself getting agitated on how the characters were treated. You can feel the strength of the characters coming through as you read how they do not let others pull them down.

I give this book 4 out of 4 stars because the story is so gripping and heartfelt. There is so much more that I could put into this review, but the overall moral I think this book covers is that it is love, not race, that can save a person. I would recommend this book to everyone.

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Re: Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

Post Number:#2 by kandscreeley
» 13 Jun 2017, 14:39

I'm not much into legal thrillers, but this sounds interesting nonetheless. I love when a story is entertaining and yet has a good moral. I might have to look at this one. Thanks.
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Re: Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

Post Number:#3 by MarisaRose
» 13 Jun 2017, 14:42

Sounds like the author does a good job portraying some real-life legal events. Glad you liked this one so much!
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Re: Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

Post Number:#4 by dhomespot
» 19 Jun 2017, 07:03

kandscreeley wrote:I'm not much into legal thrillers, but this sounds interesting nonetheless. I love when a story is entertaining and yet has a good moral. I might have to look at this one. Thanks.


I was not sure if I would like this book, but then I fell in love with the characters. This is one book where the characters do not feel fake, if that makes sense.

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MarisaRose wrote:Sounds like the author does a good job portraying some real-life legal events. Glad you liked this one so much!


You definitely get a feel of the social injustice that was prevalent during that time period.
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Re: Official Review: Justice for the Black Knight

Post Number:#5 by ebolen01
» 21 Jun 2017, 19:58

Your review of this book is so heartfelt and intriguing. Racial injustice just breaks my heart and to read your review about love and overcoming social boundaries makes me to want to order this book right away. Thank you for your review.
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