The Reckoning is a book by famous author John Grisham. It takes place in the 1940s and revolves around a war hero, Pete Banning. After killing the local pastor Pete says nothing and leaves everyone wondering why he did it. The book is a real nail biter and really comes down to the last few pages. The book was interesting for me as I learned more about the 1940s and the Vietnam war. At times the book was a bit slow and I feel like some parts could have been left out. Overall the ending was satisfying and it was a pretty good read. I would rate The Reckoning a 4/5.
@Nessie of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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