Noah's Law - Randa Abdel-Fattah
Title: Noah's Law
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Binding: Paperback 338 pages
Sixteen-year-old Noah is a troublemaker.
His father is a hotshot barrister.
This is not a good combination.
When Noah gets caught mucking up at school, his dad sends him to work at his aunt's law firm during the holidays to 'learn responsibility' and 'fix his attitude'.
There he meets Jacinta - the cute intern who knows her way around a photocopier, and Casey - the wicked witch of the firm.
Noah becomes involved in a case where a woman has been killed during a mugging gone wrong. There's a grieving husband, a guilty employer, and an open and shut case involving lots of money.
But right and wrong, and crime and punishment are soon entangled as Noah realises that things are seldom what they seem.
About the Author
Randa Abdel-Fattah is the award-winning author of young adult novels Does My Head Look Big in This?, Ten Things I Hate About Me and Where the Streets Had a Name. She is active in the interfaith community, a member of the Coalition for Peace and Justice in Palestine, and has her own identity hyphens to contend with (Australian-born-Muslim-Palestinian-Egyptian-choc-a-holic). Randa also works as a lawyer and lives in Sydney with her husband, Ibrahim, and their two children. Her books have received acclaim around the world.
Her website: www.randaabdelfattah.com