Series: Theodore Boone #1
Published by Penguin on May 25th 2010
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 much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.
The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.
Short & Sweet:
I first became intrigued with these two books when I saw the skit performed at a YA literature conference I went to with the traveling bus tour that has been going to schools and introducing this character to audiences around the country. I have never read John Grisham, but knew his name from Bestselling lists. I listened to this one as an audiobook and found myself taking a longer route home or not being able to wait til the next time I was driving to work to listen to more. Grisham does a fantastic job of creating a character who is unforgettable and a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If I can get some students to pick this one up, I know they'll be hooked.
Definitely a highly suggested book. The audio was pretty well done and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.