Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery
Sixteen-year-old Martha Honeydew finds herself without a family, in poverty and with no education; in short, she has nothing. Found bearing a gun over the body of the corpse of adored celebrity icon, Martha is put on death row. However, in this corrupt and unfair civilisation there is no jury, there are no judges and evidence plays no part in the conviction of the accused. And how is it decided whether they are guilty or innocent? Well, the public vote guilty or not guilty by watching the hugely popular TV show, Death is Justice. Martha becomes a hated individual; after all, what kind of twisted person would kill a charitable and idolised person? Martha came from the Rises, a series of huge apartment blocks filled with poverty and despair. Ollie, her best friend was framed for the murder of her Mom. Ollie was executed after being found guilty by the public. Martha has suffered but did she also make someone else suffer? Did she kill Jackson Paige? Is reality as simple as guilty or innocent? Will Martha by found guilty and fried in the electric chair?
TEEN RATING: Cell 7 takes an interesting approach to a future legal system. It’s a suspenseful and tense read. 3.9/5 12+