Have you ever been accused for something that you didn't do and later started to doubt weather or not you did? Well for young 16 yr. Old Steven Harmon it's a long ride of confusion, not only for him but his attorney too. Kathy O'Brien is Stevens attorney and refused a hug from Steven when he won his case. Dose she care weather or not they won or lost? After you win a case your are supposed to be happy not just for you but you client also. This is why I feel that Ms.O'brien believed that Steve was guilty.
Kathy never asked Steve about bout his background to try to relate to the case figuring out weather or not Steve was guilty. Mostly all attorneys, the one who are not in it for the money, will come to visit you on an regular basics and ask concerning questions.
not questions like, how are you? Or are you nervous? The only smart thing that Kathy O'Brien did was play the cup game with Steve before his chance for going on stand.
Steve was really really hurt by ms. O'Brien's rejection from his hug. At the end of the book Steve asked, what did Ms.O'brien see... WHAT DID SHE SEE? Well Steve to answer your question she saw a monster, who should have been in jail for life with king. Why did she see this in Steve when she was his attorney? Suppose she was just in it for the money!
Would Kathy had cared if Steve got 20 to life or maybe life with out parole? No she wouldn't. look at the whole court room. For example Steve is African American, king is African American, and every body else is Caucasian. Even Kathy O'Brien is black!...