Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

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The thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham! In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk--and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much--maybe too much--he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 263 pages
  • 157.48 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014241722X
  • 9780142417225
  • 87,407

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Praise for the Theodore Boone series

"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." -The New York Times

"Classic Grisham." -The Los Angeles Times

"Smartly written." -- USA Today

"Grisham is an absolute master."--Washington Post

"Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery."--Scholastic News
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"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." -"The New York Times"
"Classic Grisham." -"The Los Angeles Times"
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About John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Rating details

23,820 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 26% (6,169)
4 34% (8,080)
3 29% (6,989)
2 8% (1,960)
1 3% (622)

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I thought my 9-yr old would like this, based upon reviews. She loves Nancy Drew, which features an 18-yr old. But not only is this a really tedious read, I had to give up reading it at the description of the murder about 5 chapters in (pp60-61). Too graphic (references to the effect of occluding the carotid artery in the prosecution's opening statement). Horrible. The mentioning of "no history of drug abuse" should also not be aimed at children. My daughter had already given up during chapter one, but I said "it will get better and more interesting". I was wrong for page after page of irrelevant page-filling detail. Grisham is full of himself in adult fiction, which I actually quite like, but this is not suitable for younger children despite what some reviewers say. Murder is not a nice crime with which to begin a series. Legal stuff is really quite boring. Enough more
by Graham Lees
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