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The Summons

by John Grisham

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The Summons by John Grisham
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    Feb 2002, 384 pages
    Dec 2002, 384 pages

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What I liked best about this Grisham book was that Ray was SO human; scared, can't shoot a gun, not sure what to do. So many of Grisham's heros are so smart, physically fit, etc. that they feel like fiction, but Ray was someone I can relate to. He was real. Also, haven't you ever wondered what you would do if you suddenly came across 3 million and had to hide it? Loved it!

An exciting legal thriller
I really enjoyed this book and would strongly recommend it. It had a great plot and a great ending. Once again, excellent job Mr. Grisham!

This book was great I'm 17 and just love each and every one of Grisham's book however this one is among my favorites. The build up to the end was exciting, and suspenseful. The book was very well written and I would recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers with a bit of mystery.

Totally awesome after I read this book I really love John Grisham's books. I am 16 and now love his books.

The book was full of detail which made it easy reading. The end has a twist so read it and find out the mystery yourself!

I'm 16 years old, but I read the book when I was 14 and I remember it being quite enjoyable like most of Mr. Grisham's books. Though I do agree that it starts of quite slow, but I myself it was worth the wait because it was highly climatic at the end. I highly recommend it to readers of all ages above 13. It was one the the more entertaining books I have read.

I am 16 and I thought that this book was awesome! I started out really good with Ray finding the money and it got exciting at the end which made it go fast!

This was my first Grisham book and it is my favorite. I couldn't put it down. One night I read untill 4:00 AM!! I liked this book because 1.There were plenty of twists and turns,
2. The ending was unexpectred, and
3. It was written by John Grisam.
I have also read The Street Lawyer. I am starting on The Runaway Jury.

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