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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

By Barbara Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.

Book John Grisham Mystery 2010
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

The best

I can't find any other positive figures as these book series somewhere else. This book introduced law terms as in the other books. I like the humor and fun in the animal court in the series books. It is also a fast pace, and my boy can't put down to dig out what happened in the end. Wish to read more books like this series.
age 11+

I L-O-V-E this book!

This book and the abduction are two of my favorites! Denfinetely worth reading!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (15 ):

This plot-driven novel hits a few dry spots along the way, but the author manages to weave in some legal basics and kids interested in the law will appreciate the Courtroom 101. Although Theo can be a little too good to be real at times, he is confronted with some tough moral conflicts that will give teen readers plenty to consider. In the end, the author has created an engaging enough premise to keep tweens looking forward to the next installment of the series, Theodore Boone: The Abduction.

Book Details

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication date: May 25, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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