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Theodore Boone: the Abduction Hardcover – June 6, 2011
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This book is very well done. It is a page-turner that is almost impossible to put down. I recommend this to a younger audience, but even adults will like it!
From the standpoint of recommending it to children, I thought the subject matter was appropriate for agest 13-and up. The subject matter of kidnapping might be a bit tough for kids younger than that to take and sometimes the descriptions got fairly graphic. The story also touches on divorce which is a subject that needs to be handled carefully around young children. I was slightly dissapointed with how Grisham chose to end the book. It felt very abrupt and I thought he could have done a bit of a better job goign slightly deeper into the relationship between Theodore and his parents and even Theodore and April. Overall however a strong book and one that will likely do well especially with teens.
I listened to the audiobook of The Abduction (as read by Richard Thomas) in the gym. I thought that a nice thriller would be a good pick-me-up, but no, I found it really sleepy and dull. Richard Thomas did his best with the boring material, but seriously, this is one long zzzzz. I'm not exactly sure how Grisham managed to make a story dealing with the possible abduction of a child so unexciting and oddly lacking in tension (including a really lame conclusion which was stretched out for far too long)
The best part of The Abduction had nothing to do with the main plot at all - it's a little interlude where Theo shows up at Animal Court and defends a feisty old parrot in danger of having its wings clipped. I found myself laughing out loud and enjoying myself for the first time in the book (Richard Thomas did the voices really well for the Animal court scenes), and wished for more scenes like that. I think I'd actually be happier if Grisham came out with a "Theodore Boone: Animal Court" anthology instead!
This is a thoroughly interesting and well-written novel I would definitely recommend! If you are a lover of mysteries, this is a real treat.
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My son (10yo) and I love this series!!! This particular book really had us eager to read each night. We just had to find out what happened with Theo.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Abduction was not up to the same standard as the first in the series (Kid Lawyer) but I am looking forward to reading the next one in the seriesPublished 15 days ago by Keith McConnell
Grisham stories keep you looking ahead and around the corners to see what is coming next. It is also fun to get acquainted with the characters - and then look forward to the next... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jimcwalton