Author(s): John Grisham
THEODORE BOONE is obsessed with the courtroom, justice and prosecuting the guilty. But now thirteen-year-old Theo stands accused. Stolen property has been found in his locker and soon Theo is under investigation. Somebody is sabotaging his reputation and framing him as a criminal. As the evidence against him mounts, Theo must use all of his legal powers to chase down the real thief. Can Theo convince the police he's the victim of a crime he did not commit?
Innocence is not always the best defence.
Grisham is wise and pragmatic about the world: poor parenting, prescription drug misuse and the violent lives of drifters all feature in this fast-paced tale. Financial Times on THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION Praise for THEODORE BOONE: 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 There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come. Sunday Express 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 Contemporary lit for young readers has its icons: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl. Make way for the new kid on the block. USA Today
John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and three novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages and nine have been adapted into successful films, including The Client, The Firm, and The Pelican Brief. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.