Title: Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Series: Theodore Boone
Recommended for: 4th grade and up
Pages: 263 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION GRISHAM, J.
Synopsis: With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it’s up to this amateur attorney to save the day.
Theo is a good kid who likes to help others. He happens to know the law because of his parents both being lawyers. So kids come up to him with their parents problems and ask for help. That felt real unrealistic to me, but this is fiction. In this book Theo is approached by a kid that knows a persons that is an eyewitness to a huge murder trial. This would be the only eyewitness to the murder, but the trail is already underway and Theo does know what to do. So most of the book he is trying to figure out what to do, while random cases come to him. This was an ok read for me. I was expecting a lot more out of John Grisham. The whole time I felt like I was getting lectured. I may try reading the next to see if this first book was just setting the stage for the next in the series.