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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Second Story Press (April 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897187726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897187722
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 14 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #316,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The Second Trial” is a read of a child finding it hard to adapt to a new world, which many young readers may find relation to. Highly recommended. (Midwest Book Review 2010-06-01)

Author Rosemary Boll is a lawyer and her background in family law shows in this well-informed and uncomprimising novel. This kind of story is often not presented in such ordinary surroundings and I admire the author’s choice of everyday realism. (Resource Links 2010-06-01)

This first-time author provides a thoughtful account of life amid the world of domestic abuse, where children can feel confused when adults are not who they pretend to be. Sadly, this topic affects too many families, so it’s timely and helpful to have this insightful literature for assignments and general interest in both public and school libraries. (VOYA 2010-08-01)

About the Author

Rosemarie Boll has been practicing family law for over 20 years. She has written extensively on the legal system and how it affects families. She is committed to educating the public about the complex network of laws which govern our everyday lives, and explaining what the justice system can and cannot do. She currently practices with the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta. Rosemarie lives in Edmonton, Alberta. The Second Trial is her first book.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Scully TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 3 2010
Format: Paperback
Danny's life has been turned upside down in an instant. Or so it seems to him. One night he heard his parents fighting, and when he emerged from his room he found his mother unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. He had no idea that the phone call to 9-1-1 would start a chain of events that would change everything forever. Now he and his mother and little sister are about to start a whole new life, complete with new names and new identities. Danny is furious with his mother for forcing him to leave everything he loves behind and begins to bury himself in bitterness and anger. What will it take for Danny to come to terms with his new life?

The Second Trial is a well written, emotionally charged story that brought me to tears on more than one occasion. Danny and his family are realistic and endearing characters who display both strengths and weaknesses. Even when Danny is being unkind to others it's difficult to dislike him because one can't help but be sympathetic to his plight. The author does a wonderful job of detailing the stressful situations that arise when a family falls apart, and the frustration and despair of Danny and his mother are palpable. While the story is not action packed, there is a sense of urgency throughout because one simple mistake could ruin everything for Danny and his family.

A very convincing portrayal of the results that abuse can have on a family, The Second Trial will touch readers of all ages. Those whose lives have been affected by abuse will likely find this story even more poignant.
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Danny McMillan loves his dad, so coming to terms with the fact that the man is on trial for physically and emotionally abusing Danny's mom is taking its toll. Danny's mom thinks it is important for Danny to attend the sentencing hearing in hopes that he can come to terms with the reality of this horrible situation.

As Danny sits in court and listens to details of his life he never knew existed, anger and fear begin to build. Although he loves his mother, he still can't believe that the father who spent time with him and taught him everything he knows is capable of the abuse being described in the courtroom. When the final sentence calls for his father to be held just a short time in prison instead of the seven years requested by the prosecuting attorney, Danny sees it as a second chance for his family. That means there is hope that his father can return home, his mother can forgive and forget, and they can pick up with life as it was before all this drama.

The hopes that Danny have are destroyed soon after the trial, when several strangers begin meeting with his mother. He quickly learns that these people believe the only way his mother will be safe from his abusive father is for them to leave everything and everyone behind to start a new life. He has never heard of the NIVA (New Identities for Victims of Abuse), but it now takes over his life.

He and his mother and younger sister will be given new names and identities, and they will be forced to relocate and begin a new life. The whole idea fills Danny with rage. How can they say his father will never change? Now, it will be up to Danny to find a way to reunite the family or come to terms with his new reality.

THE SECOND TRIAL is the story of a family torn apart by one abusive individual.
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Courtesy of Teens Read Too Aug. 10 2010
By TeensReadToo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Danny McMillan loves his dad, so coming to terms with the fact that the man is on trial for physically and emotionally abusing Danny's mom is taking its toll. Danny's mom thinks it is important for Danny to attend the sentencing hearing in hopes that he can come to terms with the reality of this horrible situation.

As Danny sits in court and listens to details of his life he never knew existed, anger and fear begin to build. Although he loves his mother, he still can't believe that the father who spent time with him and taught him everything he knows is capable of the abuse being described in the courtroom. When the final sentence calls for his father to be held just a short time in prison instead of the seven years requested by the prosecuting attorney, Danny sees it as a second chance for his family. That means there is hope that his father can return home, his mother can forgive and forget, and they can pick up with life as it was before all this drama.

The hopes that Danny have are destroyed soon after the trial, when several strangers begin meeting with his mother. He quickly learns that these people believe the only way his mother will be safe from his abusive father is for them to leave everything and everyone behind to start a new life. He has never heard of the NIVA (New Identities for Victims of Abuse), but it now takes over his life.

He and his mother and younger sister will be given new names and identities, and they will be forced to relocate and begin a new life. The whole idea fills Danny with rage. How can they say his father will never change? Now, it will be up to Danny to find a way to reunite the family or come to terms with his new reality.

THE SECOND TRIAL is the story of a family torn apart by one abusive individual. Author Rosemarie Boll deftly describes the years of abuse Danny's mother suffered in silence. Her prose begins to explain the mystery of why abused women continue to live in physical and emotional turmoil instead of packing up and leaving it behind. Boll uses her own professional knowledge of similar circumstances to illustrate the fear, the anger, and the eventual acceptance of how life is changed for families like Danny's. Readers should appreciate the honest, straight-forward approach in which this novel is presented.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Wonderful story Aug. 3 2010
By J. Scully - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Danny's life has been turned upside down in an instant. Or so it seems to him. One night he heard his parents fighting, and when he emerged from his room he found his mother unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. He had no idea that the phone call to 9-1-1 would start a chain of events that would change everything forever. Now he and his mother and little sister are about to start a whole new life, complete with new names and new identities. Danny is furious with his mother for forcing him to leave everything he loves behind and begins to bury himself in bitterness and anger. What will it take for Danny to come to terms with his new life?

The Second Trial is a well written, emotionally charged story that brought me to tears on more than one occasion. Danny and his family are realistic and endearing characters who display both strengths and weaknesses. Even when Danny is being unkind to others it's difficult to dislike him because one can't help but be sympathetic to his plight. The author does a wonderful job of detailing the stressful situations that arise when a family falls apart, and the frustration and despair of Danny and his mother are palpable. While the story is not action packed, there is a sense of urgency throughout because one simple mistake could ruin everything for Danny and his family.

A very convincing portrayal of the results that abuse can have on a family, The Second Trial will touch readers of all ages. Those whose lives have been affected by abuse will likely find this story even more poignant.
Forced to relocate to a new life, Danny finds it hard to adapt, and the temptation to rebel is so very strong June 13 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A life shattering event forces changes that no child wants. "The Second Trial" tells the story of Danny McMillan as he tries to come to terms with his radically changed life after a horrible act of his father against his mother. Forced to relocate to a new life, Danny finds it hard to adapt, and the temptation to rebel is so very strong. "The Second Trial" is a read of a child finding it hard to adapt to a new world, which many young readers may find relation to. Highly recommended.
Highly Recomended June 21 2010
By Natasha Deen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the type of book that leaves you thinking about it long after you've finished reading the last page. The characters are achingly real, the story's plot one that's played out too often in homes. The main character, Danny, is relatable--even when he's unlikable. Writing about abuse is never easy, let alone reading about it, but this is a book that's worth reading and passing on. Highly recomended.
Great Jan. 19 2014
By Emiy Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was great and really helped.me understand what life would be like if one of my family members were abused. I'm grateful that I have not experienced this and hope I never will.


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