Thursday, August 19, 2010

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grishan

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Four paw prints. Theo knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up. At least he has it narrowed down to one of two careers. He either wants to be a great lawyer or a fair judge. His mother is a lawyer, his father is a lawyer, is uncle was a lawyer, and he spends all his time hanging out at the town courthouse. Regardless, he know he wants to be a part of big and challenging cases. Currently, Theo is very excited about an upcoming trial. It's a murder trial. It's the biggest trial to be in his community in years. He wants to watch the trial every day but, unfortunately, his parents won't let him miss school to watch. There's just one problem. Theo has evidence that none of the adults know exists, and if Theo doesn't speak up, the family of the dead woman may never know what really happened. But this is the real problem. If he speaks up, an innocent person may end up in jail. This was a great book. I don't usually read crime/mystery books but I really enjoyed this story. I actually had a hard time putting the book down. There was just one part of the story I didn't like; it was the ending. It felt like there were too many loose endings that weren't resolved. I'm wondering if there is going to be a second book to resolve these loose endings. I hope there is. Oh, but I did like the last conversation Theo had with one of his teachers. It was great! Believe it or not, Theo has his own website. Visit to see Theo's "office".
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