This is one of my all time favorite books, it was the first John Grisham book i ever read and it took me less than a day to read it. It was heartbreaking and serious, and it was so full of character evolution and its just a book that touched my soul. In fact i used it as the basis of one of my debtates and ended up winning first place.
When they asked my source of inspiration, i told them this book and one of the judges gasped, "Hey i just started reading that." lol