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Hardcover Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Book

ISBN: 0525423842

ISBN13: 9780525423843

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

(Book #1 in the Theodore Boone Series)

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A perfect murder A faceless witness A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he's only thirteen years old Meet Theodore Boone In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk--and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court...

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Theodore Boone: Kid lawyer

This is a very interesting and fun little book. Theo is smitten with the law. Both his paarents are lawyers. He knows his way around the court house and knows many employees, including lawyers and judges. They all know him. Allhis school classmates come to him with problems. Theo then gets involved with a murder investigation. I will not divulge the rest. Richard Thomas does a wonderful job as narrator.

Theoodore Boone Kid Lawyer

This is an outstanding tale, especially for teens. The story itself has a well crafted plot, and most importantly, presents a clear description of how our criminal justice system (is supposed to) work. All this is accomplished using language that is completely believable, and without profanity, or other objectionable content. Theo Boone is a 13 year old from a family of lawyers. As such, he has become thoroughly immersed in the process of the practice of law. He has become a legal adviser to his contemporaries and demonstrates this competence time and again by providing accurate counsel to them on a variety of kid type issues. As such, he became embroiled in a murder case as the go between for an illegal alien witness to the crime, and the legal system. The resolution of the issues involved is entirely believable and satisfying. This tale has the potential of becoming the first of a series for the protagonist, and one that can become the basis for further explaining our system of laws. It is my profound hope that the author will follow through in a manor similar to that of Ferrol Sams with Theo Boone as an undergraduate in college, law school student, law clerk etc. All written using language suitable for 13 and up teens. T.E. Darby

Grisham: bestselling TEEN author? FILM? SERIES? YES!

A sure home-run teen novel. Perfect for father/son co-reading. I bought it for my son & grandson and thoroughly enjoyed it myself. Plenty of murder suspense, but not bloody and educational, teaching the ways of the courtroom as a bonus. Kids are going to love it. Producers will seek the movie rights. Move aside Perry Mason, we have a new series started. The sequel stage is already set. Theo's a 13-year-old unlicensed, unpaid, practicing kid attorney. Grisham's words: "Yep. Kid thinks he's a lawyer. Knows every cop, every judge, every court clerk. Hangs around courtrooms, probably knows more law than most lawyers." Parents are Boone & Boone, she in divorce law, he in real estate. An Uncle Ike Boone, former partner, is a broken man, disbarred. Dog's name is Judge. Close friend is April, but not girlfriend, since a man age 13 tends to shun romance. Mr. Duffy is on trial, biggest murder trial in Strattenburg's history, for murdering his wife. Only circumstantial evidence. Don't worry, the story explains that word, and all the other facets of criminal law. During Theo's kid-law practicing, he stumbles across unknown evidence, big evidence. What can he do? That's the plot and I'll not write spoiler info. One fun moment is Theo's successful defense of popular, beautiful, 8th grade classmate, Hallie (well her dog) in Judge Yeck's "Kitty [Animal] Court." Can't go wrong with this purchase. Gift for birthday, Father's Day, Children's Day, Christmas, Labor Day, you name it, a no occasion gift book, especially if you can use it to entice kid/parent reading together. Grandparents, like me, do yourself a favor and do the co-read with your grandchild. Win-win, and a bit of enjoyable Grisham mystery to boot. As the teacher will say (and I was one): 5 GOLD STARS for "THEODORE BOONE kid lawyer", by John Grisham.

Nice read for 10-15 year olds and adults who enjoy a gumshoe story without the grit of commercial fi

I bought this book for my 14-year-old as a summer reading book. I did read it first so I could know what he was talking about while giving me his daily chapter summery. I very much enjoyed it! I wouldn't recommend it for a non-avid reader less than about 10 years old, though. It is very well written, but it is not childishly written, if you know what I mean. This is no Magic Treehouse book. I reads exactly like any other John Grisham novel, except is is clearly geared for middle school aged kids. That being said, my 14-year old has already read the first 2 chapters and is getting sucked into it despite his every intention to hate any book that isn't a graphic novel.
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