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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade.
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone will keep readers guessing and pages turning in this his debut thriller for teen/young adult readers.
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Half the man, twice the lawyer. 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 he 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 number one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone will keep readers guessing and pages turning.
'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
'There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come.' - Sunday Express
'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
'..a master of his craft' - Guardian
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Paperbacks an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books|
Long before John Grisham's name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small law practice in Southaven, Mississippi, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom breaks to work on his hobby - writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realising he didn't have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law ...More About John Grisham