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Theodore Boone: The Abduction

By Barbara Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

More mature themes in second entry of popular series.

Book John Grisham Mystery 2011
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Like the first book in the popular series, this novel has a page-turning plot and introduces both complex legal and social issues in a way middle-schoolers can absorb. Indeed, teen fans of the first book might find this book more relevant as it deals with themes such as self-absorbed parents, unhappy homelife, and kids dealing with feelings of abandonment. Though Theo often bends (and even breaks) rules, he is always trying to do the right thing, and readers will admire his heart as well as his brain.

Book Details

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
  • Publication date: June 6, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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