Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1) by John GrishamA 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.
John Grisham is a master of legal thrillers; his novels have captured the attention of millions of readers, from adults to teens. In three decades he has written nearly one book per year and a number of those have been adapted into popular movies. Over the years, he branched out from legal stories as well. His complete list of published books includes stories about sports as well as non-fiction. It's a compelling body of literature and if you've missed one or two books, you'll definitely want to catch up. John Grisham was working as a criminal defense attorney in Southaven, Mississippi when he wrote his first novel.
The main character of this novel, year-old Boone, is slightly older than that, but as a bicycle-riding junior high schooler, he is definitely still a kid. Well, like the writer who created him, Boone has an unusual fascination with the legal system. The only child of two busy lawyers — one a divorce attorney, the other specializing in real estate — he has a dog named Judge and spends his free time at the local courthouse. His interest in the law is so well known that classmates seek him out for legal advice and judges make special accommodations to speak with him. Boone even scores prime seats at the local murder trial in which a husband stands accused of killing his wife.
Theodore "Theo" Boone is a fictional character created by John Grisham , who is the title character in Grisham's legal series for children. Boone is a kind, independent year-old student who resides in the medium-sized city of Strattenburg, Pennsylvania, with his parents: Woods Boone, a real estate lawyer, and Marcella Boone, a divorce attorney. Theo dreams of following in their footsteps one day, becoming either a lawyer or judge. He knows all the policeman and judges in the city, due to his parents' professions. Theo knows a great deal about the law, and is often approached by his own classmates to solve issues they are having.
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer was the first novel by John Grisham for young children in middle grade and it is also the first series about Theodore Boone. This book publication is based and centered on the alleged murder of Myra Duffy and her husband, Pete Duffy is on trial being the suspect since they had million dollar life insurance. Theodore knows the truth but is afraid to testify in case of being arrested as he is an illegal migrant. Thus, this book brings out and clearly adresses social issues such as illegal immigrants and homelessness. Theo knows the truth about the key witness and the killer is on the verge of being set free since there are complications which involve bringing the witness to court. Theodore is an intelligent child as he disobeys rules such as hacking into computer systems to help solve crime and seek justice for the innocent.