In this newest installment in the bestselling series, Theo Boone, the ever-clever lawyer-in-training is back, still dispensing legal advice to friends and strangers. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. About the Book Praise Back to Books. Celeste Martin The Theodore Boone books are definitely for kids, and they are about a murder mystery trial. However, same author, John Grisham, writes other.

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Grisham manages to weave in some Courtroomgiving his story extra appeal to tweens interested in the legal system and specifics of courtroom procedure. Tweens get the message that our legal system works — and Theo works hard to make sure that justice is served.

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1) by John Grisham

Theo Boone uses his knowledge of the law to help both schoolmates and the police. The judge in the trial is good and fair. The central story involves a husband charged with strangling his wife.

The murder is described after the fact in court and not in great detail. Uncle Ike, the black sheep of the family, drinks and wakes up with hangovers.

His behavior certainly isn’t celebrated. Theo’s mother only drinks coffee for breakfast to lose weight. The central murder is described without excessive violence or detail, and there’s no bad language or sex.

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

The story delves into social issues such as homelessness and illegal immigrants. Theo sometimes breaks rules such as hacking into computer systems to help solve crimes, but he is generally driven by his interest in seeing justice served.

He is surrounded by positive adult role models and knows when to ask adults for help. Add your rating See all 1 parent review.

Lwayer your rating See all 7 kid reviews. Thirteen year-old Theodore Boone gives legal advice to friends at school.


He gets in over his head, though, when an illegal immigrant who has witnessed a murder seeks his help. Theo uses his great knowledge of the legal system — and a little help from his lawyer parents — to see that justice is done. This plot-driven novel hits a few dry spots along the way, but the author manages to weave in some teodore basics and kids interested in the law will appreciate the Courtroom Although Theo can be a little too theodre to be real at times, he is confronted with some tough moral conflicts that will give teen readers plenty to consider.

In the end, the author has created an engaging enough premise to keep tweens looking forward to the next installment of the series, Theodore Boone: Families can talk about the appeal of this book, which is now a series. Do grisbam think it would have been so well received if it was written by a lesser-known author?

This author usually writes for adults; what do you think he had to do differently here? What do you think about Theo’s methods for solving crimes?

Is it OK to hack into computer records if that’s what it takes to see that justice is done? Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by lawyerr of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

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User Reviews Parents say Kids ki. Adult Written by shanerocks May 5, I L-O-V-E this book! This book and the abduction are two of my favorites!

Teen, 13 years old Written by bookee July 14, If your looking for something that’s worth reading, this is the one! I’ve read this book when I was in second year high school and it was the best!

Teen, 13 years old Written by dancer June 30, I think this is a great book. I think this book is great for children 9 and up, because of it’s good role models and Is it any good? Talk to your kids about Puffin Books Publication date: May 25, Publisher’s recommended age s: For kids who love mystery and suspense.

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