- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144472889X
- ISBN-13: 978-1444728897
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (834 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,329,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Theodore Boone: The Accused Paperback – 2012
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The story is told well. John Grisham knows how to weave a story and he does it well again in this short story about Theo Boone, a young 13 year old who loves the law and loves the idea of being a lawyer.
Theo's parents are both lawyers. His mom deals with divorce cases and his father deals with real estate law. Theo wants to be a trial lawyer, where the action truly is. He follows courtroom proceedings and is familiar with all the players in town, since it is a small town setting.
So, he goes to court to hear the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife. This is the second trial. The first ended in a mis-trial as the judge dismissed it early because of a new eye witness that came on board. This new eye witness is someone that Theo brings to the table, he is worried about immigration issues and didn't want to testify during the first trial. But now he is on board.
The problems. Peter Duffy the defendant doesn't show up for the trial. Why not? Is He Guilty? Is he running from the law? Those are questions asked but not necessarily answered.
Instead, Theo Boone, 13 years old, comes under the scrutiny of the local police for a crime of theft from a local computer store. The problem is, Theo is a boy scout, really, a literal boy scott who believes in not stealing and in telling the truth.
So, why is he a suspect? Because he is being framed, or is he? That's the entire gist of this short story by Grisham. It is well written, the characters are well developed and the plot keeps you asking questions until the end.
I think it is a great short story that you will be able to read quickly. You will enjoy it.
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Thirteen year old Theodore is the brilliant son of two lawyers and todays Nancy Drew. Although it's a juvenile suspense mystery, even us grown ups enjoy this talented young boy. Pete Duffy is charged with murdering his wife. The first round in court ended in a mistrial. Now he's back in court again; same charges, sames lawyers, but a new witness. The town has already convicted Duffy but young Boone isn't so sure.
Theodore's class was allowed to watch the first trial, but the school principal won't permit the class to watch the second one. However, the principal did permit one student to attend the hearing and Boone gets the nod.
This is a good story with likable characters and fast paced. I read it in a couple of hours. Highly recommended if you enjoy a good suspense mystery.
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I have never read a Grisham book I haven't enjoyed. This one held my interest all the way through. You will enjoy it.Published 6 days ago by Avid Customer
Gift for husband at Christmas. He said the Theodore Boone series would be great for Jr hi and olderPublished 20 days ago by Kidlet
Everything from John Grisham is amazing. I am one of his biggest fans.Published 22 days ago by Jeffery
I always wanted to keep reading. Even though a game would be more fun. I choose to read this book instead because it was just that exciting!Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
An interesting plot. Just the kind of thing to occupy my wife for a day or two. We're retired and boredom is a constant companion.Published 2 months ago by Cagey Buyer