Friday, March 14, 2014

Destructive Justice

Destructive Justice: A Lost Boy, a Broken System and the Small Light of HopeBy all accounts, Nathan Frank started out as a terrific kid with the brightest of futures ahead of him. With the advent of adolescence, however, Nathan’s world and his relationships begin to unravel. No matter which way he turns, he seems to find conflict. Eventually, with his powerful personality, he becomes his own generator of conflict as he steadily enters a world of drugs, defiance and ultimately a criminal street gang. Finally, he runs off the rails at full throttle, coming to a hard stop at seventeen years old when he is arrested for his participation in a botched robbery. With his arrest, Nathan is swept into a justice system of condemnation and ruination for those who enter its control. There, the fact that he is a troubled teen means nothing – maybe less than nothing. Nathan is tried as an adult and sentenced to multiple life terms for his crimes. So at seventeen, he enters a world where exploitation, violence and abject hopelessness reign. Forgiveness, rehabilitation, redemption are hardly even notions within our justice and corrections systems. Logically, Nathan should be crushed by his fate. He very nearly is. But, the man Nathan becomes, a man who finds his strength in fundamentally good qualities that he suppressed for so many years, will not be crushed. Somehow, in one of the worst places on earth, he rediscovers the best parts of himself. Destructive Justice follows Nathan from the great promise of his earliest years, to the great tragedy of his adolescence, to the small light of hope for an even greater redemption. 

 This is a powerful book that will open your eyes to our justice system.   How can one young boy be put through so much, when others seem to float through the system? 

This book amazed me and educated me as well, it is powerfully written, and you won't want to put it down.  I also wonder and pray that maybe this book will help raise some light on this families predicament and hopefully get this young man some justice.

This is a heart wrenching must read,  and hopefully open our eyes to see that our youth need help, they need answers.


About the Author, Nicholas Frank
Nicholas Frank (a pen name) is the epitome of an ordinary guy, except he and his family have lived through most extraordinary events. Those events serve as the inspiration for this book - his first and perhaps last. He lives with his beautiful wife in Southern California.
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 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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