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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 6 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 3 Jun. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003PBYBHY
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Anyway, a quick read, I enjoyed it immensely, and look forward to the next book (whether or not it's a follow-up to this one!)
**Perhaps I should add, the back cover of the book says something along the lines of 'Grisham for a new generation of readers', which maybe explains the intended-audience shift... **
Theodore Boone is the thirteen year old son of two lawyers. He spends much of his time in the courthouse and around lawyers. He is old for his years and very well versed in the law.
Without giving away too much of the plot, Theodore winds up involved in a trial. He is trying to keep promises and do what is right. Also, he attends school and helps out his fellow classmates with their everyday, adolescent problems - but by giving them legal advice.
The book does not have a twist or a surprise, rather, it is a straightforward, realistic tale that will help kids understand the law. It is extremely well written - simple yet sophisticated. Readers, providing they give it a chance, will find themselves drawn into the world of this intelligent young protagonist. He knows the difference between right and wrong. He tries to help others. He gets frustrated that grown-ups are in control of his life. Aside from his extraordinary preoccupation with the law, he is an ordinary teenage boy facing ordinary teenage problems but looking at them from a different perspective.
The only slight problem with the main character is that he is a little more like the teenager parents wish they were raising rather than the one they actually are. He borders a bit upon the too-good-to-be-true. This may make him, for now, a little difficult for others to identify with. But, characters leading ordinary lives and having ordinary hgoughts and ordinary problems would not be very interesting to read about.Read more ›
On the surface it is hard to work out how a teen protagonist could be a lawyer but Grisham really makes it work. Many of Theo's fellow pupils come to him for help. He has his own little office at the back of his parents' law firm and that in itself made this book a joy to read. I can see that it will have an immense appeal to kids who feel powerless in an adult dominated world. Theo uses his parents' access codes to get into all sorts of important websites. It is very cool and although it doesn't sound believeable, it is written in such a way that you really don't care.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
John Grisham never disappoints and this is well worth a read. Loved it!Published 2 months ago by Christine Haldane
I really enjoy a good John Grisham novel - I've read 90% of them - and this is no exception: EXCEPT that it is the first in a serious of shortish stories about a thirteen-year-old... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Poetry Lover
Theo is proving Mr Duffy guilty.but can he do it in time?
I liked this book because it has a great storyline.ENJOY!