The Children Act is by Ian McEwan. Fiona Maye is a family court judge in England. Her husband has just announced that he wants to have an affair before he dies. As she struggles with this blow, she must preside over the case of a Jehovah's Witness teenager with leukemia who is refusing to receive a blood transfusion. Fiona decides to personally visit the boy in the hospital and the meeting has long lasting effects for them both.
Ratings: 11th grade - 8 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).