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vivico1
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Jordan McAfee the lawyer and Peter

Jordan has some do's and don'ts about how he handles clients. A lot of the book is about time he spends with Peter. What do you think of him, as a lawyer, as an influence in Peter's life now, or does Peter even see him as one. I liked how his wife worked with him and really backed up her husband on things. They seem to have a good relationship and she understands his job well. What do you think Peter thinks of him?
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Peter is out of touch with reality.  His views of people are so skewed by his childhood experiences, I don't think he understands Jordan at all.  This is apparent to me in Jordan's frustration with Peter. 
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Stephanie wrote:
Viv,
 
Peter is out of touch with reality.  His views of people are so skewed by his childhood experiences, I don't think he understands Jordan at all.  This is apparent to me in Jordan's frustration with Peter. 



I like it that Jordan seems to care about Peter. He seems geniunely interested in him. Not just a case, but is seriously thriving to be the best lawyer he can be for him.
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I think Peter views Jordan as just another adult who can't help him. He seemed to think Jordan was only in it for the money he was getting paid, and that he didn't really care whether Peter won or lost the battle. By the end though, Peter seemed to realize that Jordan was genuinely interested in helping him.
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Littlelizzy042 wrote:
I think Peter views Jordan as just another adult who can't help him. He seemed to think Jordan was only in it for the money he was getting paid, and that he didn't really care whether Peter won or lost the battle. By the end though, Peter seemed to realize that Jordan was genuinely interested in helping him.


I think you are right. Peter didn't have any real reason to trust adults and this was "just a lawyer", and one who always tried to keep a distance anyway and never wanted to hear his client say if he was guilty or not. In this case,he really knew already tho but he was wanting Peter to not talk about knowing why he did it. Jordan himself, wanted to know but didnt want to know, didnt want to limit his options. At the same time, he did see something in Peter that maybe other adults didn't really, his vulnerability and his anger because of it. I think Peter did grow to respect him because Jordan didn't judge him, bully him or ignore him. Also being a man with a family, Jordan did risk a lot to take this case, and in a small town with such a terrible crime, even the lives of his family. Its a good thing he had such a wonderful wife backing him up!
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