“We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone3/24/2021, 1:40:16 AM
“We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent”—- 288. I’ve got to tell you guys that I wasn’t expecting to read Just Mercy at all. It’s funny how sometimes we don’t plan what we are going to read next. As many of you know I’m a mood reader so I read whatever, whenever I feel like it. I knew about Just Mercy and the impact it had on people before, but I wasn’t really attracted to it until I saw that the author was doing an event in my school. So I decided to buy the kindle version to see what the hype was all about and oh boy oh boy I’m so grateful that I got to read this book. On my first day I made the biggest dent on it and was just amazed at some of the things that Stevenson uncovered throughout his life. • Just Mercy is a nonfiction book that heavily details the unfairness of the criminal justice system. How the criminal justice system is designed to target those who are marginalized, broken, struggling, neglected, poor, etc. Stevenson shows the reader this unjustness through the story of Walter McMillian who was wrongly convicted and put into death row. He also throughout the book tells us stories of the many people he had to represent who were also victims to this broken system. Bryan Stevenson pours his heart out into this book and you could actually feel his pain flying off the pages. • Just Mercy was incredible guys, I really can’t express the emotions I was feeling while reading Bryan’s journey. This has been hands down one of the best books I have ever read in my life. I 100% recommend reading it if you haven’t yet given it a try. I guarantee you guys that this book will blow you away. • I also had the privilege of hearing him speak this past week, and I got to say that it was one of the best speaking events I have ever been to. Hearing him speak about his book feels like magic, there were times where I got so emotional and I can’t count how many times I got the chills. Bryan Stevenson is an amazing human being and I’m glad that I was able to read his story. I’m walking away from this book not only inspired but changed completely.