I am very interested in issues of peace and conflict resolution, so I picked up The Little Book of Restorative Justice, by Howard Zehr, to learn more about what exactly restorative justice is. It was very short; I think it took me under two hours to read. It did provide me with a better understanding of restorative justice, so it was good in that sense. I did not find it especially well-written, however. It was quite repetitive and had a slight dumbed-down tone to it. I was also hoping for some concrete examples or case studies of restorative justice, but it did not provide any. There were many references to “much more could be written about this but it’s out of the scope of this book.” I suppose that is fair; the book is clearly intended to be an overview only, but it was still a bit frustrating. I suppose I will need to read a more thorough book on the subject if I wish to see those areas explored in more detail.