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Student Pick of the Week: The Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer Series

Do you like mystery and suspense, action and adventure?  Do you dream of being a lawyer in the future?   If so, this week’s Student Pick is for you!

kidlawyerFifth grader Morrison I. recommends John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series to all mystery lovers.

The first book in the series is Theodore Boone: Kid 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 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.

Author John Grisham is best known for the law thrillers he writes for adults. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer was his first attempt at writing a book for kids. In the video clip below, Mr. Grisham talks about how writing Theodore was different from writing his adult books and what he hopes young readers will learn from reading the Theodore Boone books.

Morrison particularly likes the second book in the series, Theodore Boone: The Abduction, and created this book trailer.  After viewing the trailer, I am sure that you will want to read the book.  I know I did!


Morrison says, “Kids who like mysteries will love this book because it has a surprising ending.  Check out Theodore Boone: The Abduction in the library today!”

In the  recently published third book of the series, Theodore Boone: The Accused,  Theo  bravely faces the biggest challenges he has encountered in his young career.

The critics say that the Theodore Boone series is, “Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s adventures will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.”  Morrison concurs.  Pick up one of the Theodore Boone books today and see if you agree.