Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John GrishamTheodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

byJohn Grisham

Paperback | May 3, 2011

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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.
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.
Title:Theodore Boone: Kid LawyerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 0.71 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014241722X

ISBN - 13:9780142417225

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was recommended this book by a friend and am so happy they recommended it OH MY.... where do I begin? This book is so good in so many different ways. It teaches a lot about the law, friendships and has that extraordinary mystery aspect to it. AWESOME
Date published: 2018-04-03
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Found this book rather enjoyable, pleasure to read.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good way to introduce kids to the legal career This is an easy to read book that introduces kids to the legal field. Both Theodore Boone's parents and uncle are lawyers, he knows most of the lawyers and judges in town, of course he wants to become a lawyer himself. First, he has to finish the eighth grade, after all, he's only thirteen years old. Theo is used to the kids at his school coming to him for legal advice for themselves and their families. Usually, it's for small things such as retrieving a runaway pet,. This time it's much bigger and it could affect the outcome of the biggest trial to be held in Strattenburg in decades. Even he is at a lose of how to handle this legal situation. Theo seems like a normal kid with concerns about his classmates and whether a particular girl likes him, but then he spends his spare time visiting the courthouse and following various trials. That he has a wealth of legal knowledge is not surprising considering he often hears his parents talking about cases. Author John Grisham has introduced a well rounded character in Theo. He has an uncle with a messed up background, a school friend in the midst of a custody battle and a client with multiple difficulties. The built in suspense of the trial is further exaggerated by these unknowns. As an adult reading this book, I found it entertaining and fairly realistic in Theo's portrayal. I feel it would be well received by a young reader who wants a more challenging book to read. I listened to the audio book as read by Richard Thomas. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! My child got this as a gift, but wasn't sure if it would be read. It turned out to be quite good! So good that starting the second book in the series was not an arm twister.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Excellent, as always. Well written, good style, not a word, not obe description is useless. The theme focusses one one aspect of the law. It's like a course made easy to understand and learn.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I think I found a new series to immerse myself in! Great story by Grisham as always. About to buy a couple more books in the series!
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Page-turner! Now I must get the next one in the series. Hope the new trial is the subject!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hooked Kept us hooked. Exciting life Theo has. Like that it's not fantasy but based on real life possibilities
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Theodore Boone: kid lawyer Very light read, not the usual mystery of John Grisham's novels, but a cute story of a cute kid. I will only read more of this series when I absolutely have nothing else to read!
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kid Lawyer Very good book
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for young and old alike!! My Mother is in her 90's with advancing dementia and has always been an avid reader but now finds it hard to concentrate, John Grisham is her favourite author. This book was enjoyable and easy to follow for her.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring There was no true ending
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boring I loved this book so much. I wasn't particularly into the law genre but I rad this book and I am now really into law. I have always wanted to be a police officer but now I am certain that's what I want to be. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Seriously, just give it a try you will love it!!! ♥♥♥
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book I enjoyed this book alot and I would recommend this to young people.
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable. An interesting and well-plotted tale. Theo Boone is a great character.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for younger readers I was not aware that John Grisham was again expanding his writing forays into another genre. For as much as I read, it is well written for 13 year olds, as the protagonist is, and I believe that it is also recommended for those younger. It will show those younger people interested in the law some of its practices with some added excitement.. I have put this book aside as a Christmas gift for my grandson.
Date published: 2011-09-28

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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