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Theodore Boone: the Activist by John Grisham
  

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This is the third in Grisham’s children’s series about pre-teen wannabe lawyer Theo Boone. Grisham is the undisputed master of the legal thriller and these are perfect books for any young reader who wants to get the bad guys. Adult fans of Grisham may find them a little tame as the inevitability of a 13 year old law abiding (indeed law obsessed) hero means that the crimes and cases he’s dealing with are never quite as heart-pumping as Grisham’s adult thrillers. Having previously uncovered key evidence in a murder trial and dealt with the abduction of his best friend, Theo now takes on developers who seek to profit from his town

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Synopsis

Theodore Boone: the Activist by John Grisham

Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn't on his side, and there's very little anyone can do to end the destruction. Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan - a secret it is illegal for him to know - Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law...without breaking it himself.

Reviews

'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 'Nobody does legal fiction better'
Daily Express

'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

'A master of his craft'
The Guardian

About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Publication date

27th March 2014

Author

John Grisham

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781444728958

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