Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Paperback | April 24, 2012

byJohn Grisham

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Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John Grisham

When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends and teachers. But just when it seems as if his life has calmed down and gone back to the status quo, a new legal mystery comes to town, and this time it's personal.

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Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John GrishamWhen we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends an...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.1 × 0.62 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142421375

ISBN - 13:9780142421376

Customer Reviews of Theodore Boone: The Abduction

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frank Hardy, Nancy Drew and Brains Benton All Rolled Up in One This is the first Theodore Boone novel by John Grisham that I've read and is the second in the series. Theo is a delightful character who will introduce young people to the exciting aspects of the court system, including Animal Court, as well the starker side of life for some teens whose families are a little too eccentric to make a stable environment. Theo is a smart and resourceful 13-year-old with good friends who include a computer geek named Chase and a brilliant, sensitive artist named April. His parents are both lawyers: Woods, the real estate lawyer, and Marcella, who practices divorce law. He is an only child and is very proud of his parents who, although protective of him also allow him much freedom and foster his interest in becoming a lawyer and possibly a judge when he grows up. Theo has his own office at his parents' firm with access to its large law library and spends every spare minute — which sometimes means skipping his grade 6 classes — watching real trials, and sometimes he's called upon to represent a friend in Animal Court. In this episode, Theo's friend April has disappeared in the middle of the night and Theo's family have been called to help with details about April to assist in their investigation. April's mother has been absent for several days (and nights), her father gone for more than a month, and when Theo last spoke to her the night before, she was pretty scared being home alone and had barricaded herself in her bedroom. Now she's gone, no sign of forced entry, her mother is hysterical (not funny), and by midday the whole town will be worried that she's been kidnapped. When a body show up in the river and April's distant cousin, an escaped con serving time for kidnapping, is known to be in the area, the investigation takes a wrong turn and it's up to Theo, with the help of his Uncle Ike, to find April and bring her home. There is a lot of humour in the novel to offset the danger and an especially cool part concerning a hilarious parrot in Animal Court. Chase, the computer geek, comes up with some ingenious scenarios to cover-up his friend's absence (Theo is supposed to be spending the night with Chase while his parents are away at a law conference) while Theo and Ike speed off to find April, and there's a happy ending for all. Theo is kind of Frank Hardy, Nancy Drew and Brains Benton all rolled up in one and updated to the 21st century. Anyone who likes mysteries and animals will love this wholesome, fun, and suspenseful novel by the master of mystery, John Grisham.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book EVER! It had Lots of suspence and I could barely take my eyes away it was so good, I want to read it again and again
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Abduction Very good book A good read
Date published: 2014-04-13

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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