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Theodore Boone: The Activist

Theodore Boone: The Activist

Paperback Theodore Boone

By (author) John Grisham

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 22mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444763466
  • ISBN 13: 9781444763461
  • Sales rank: 206,283

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Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn't on his side, and there's very little anyone can do to end the destruction. Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan - a secret it is illegal for him to know - Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law...without breaking it himself.

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John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and four novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'. Sunday Times 'Nobody does legal fiction better' Daily Express 'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.' The New York Times 'Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.' Scholastic News 'A master of his craft' The Guardian