Thrilled to post this review from Indies Today.
“Justice in a Bottle will make you laugh and make you cry, but it will ultimately leave you immensely satisfied.”
After a school newspaper piece goes awry, thirteen-year old Nita Simmons loses a little bit of her journalistic fire. With the goal of joining the Junior Journalists, Nita knows she’ll have to do better than shoddy reporting and middle school sports stories. Out of nowhere, the town pariah, Earl Melvin, drops a story into her lap. Although Mr. Melvin served 20 long years in prison as a convicted felon, Nita senses more to the story than just the neighborhood gossip. Determined to find the truth, Nita will either find her big break or be forced to give up her dream.
At first, Justice in a Bottle seems to be ambitious for a children’s book; the characters become increasingly complex as the plot unfolds, and the story becomes so engrossing that you’ll forget it isn’t an adult book. The plot is heartbreakingly true-to-life and ultimately inspirational. The story is ideal for any young person who has ever hoped to broaden their horizon. Pete Fanning is a genuine wordsmith, able to harness the emotion of volatile subject matter and package it in a highly desirable work of fiction. Justice in a Bottle will make you laugh and make you cry, but it will ultimately leave you immensely satisfied.