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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Book 1, Theodore Boone

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Description

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.

From Publishers Weekly

May 31, 2010 – Grisham, a bestseller-list fixture with his legal thrillers, makes his children's book debut with a series opener that lacks thrills. The only child of two attorneys, Theo Boone is an endearing oddball, an eighth-grader who still thinks girls have cooties, but who knows every lawyer, bailiff, and judge in town. There's an underdeveloped subplot about a best friend whose parents are divorcing, but Theo's contacts with peers mainly consist of him playing lawyer advising one boy to have his parents file for bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure, reassuring another about his brother's drug arrest, and in the main thread, producing an eyewitness to a murder for which the prosecuting attorney, heretofore, had only circumstantial evidence. He's less a real kid than an adult's projection of what an ideal kid might be like determined to be the "most talented linguist" in his Spanish class and appreciative of the scruffy charms of the local college team's baseball stadium. The book is smoothly written, and there's a mild tutorial on the criminal justice system ("Theo knew that in 65 percent of murder cases the defendant does not testify..."). What there isn't is any excitement. Ages 8 12.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful Read

As a teenager, I believed this book to be attention grabbing, and yet the details help you understand the way the American court system works. I would defiantly recommend it for anyone of any age with an interest law to read this book.

Theodore Boone kid lawyer.

Good read. Liked it.
Edna B.

Theodore Boone kid lawyer

Excellent! Fun Read!

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: May 25, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Theodore Boone
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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