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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1)
Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer - Theodore Boone, Bk 1
Author: John Grisham
A perfect murder — A faceless witness — A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old — Meet Theodore Boone — 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, c...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142417225
ISBN-10: 014241722X
Publication Date: 5/3/2011
Pages: 263
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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glbirch avatar reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 205 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
As a school librarian, I am trying to read more kids' books. I was very impressed with this one. No language or questionable situations, but (SPOILER ALERT) what really impressed me was the way Theo went to his uncle, a trustworthy adult, when he realized he was in over his head. I had a sinking feeling that he would try to solve the problem himself (thus, creating more DRAMA)but he did not. Definitely a good thing, in my opinion!
reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 1080 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
My nine year old devoured this book so quickly and happily I had to give it a try for myself! It's a great mixture of page turner and lesson about how the legal system functions. Theodore is very likable and the hard choices he's faced with led to some good conversation with my son. It probably helped going in that I had seen there was a sequel. There is not a tidy ending, so if that's frustrating for you, you may want to skip this book. As for me, I'm looking for book #2! (In response to some of the other reviews here, I think the fact that the book itself says "ages 8 and up" means that it is not necessarily targeted for teens. The school library has it marked at a 5th grade level.)
ilovedogs2 avatar reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The Kid Lawyer is the first teen book by John Grisham. Theo Boone is the main character and character is definitely the way I would describe him. He has a knack for helping everyone and being looked up to and he is only a teen.

This book is a great portrayal of the court system and how it affects different people. It laid out the basic structure of a trial along with a little bit of a mystery in whether the defendant of this trial was guilty or not.

As an adult reading this, I will say it was too basic of a read and even as a 11- 13 year old, I would think they would find it somewhat boring. Kids this age and adults need more stimulus in their reading, maybe some more action!
SGTBob avatar reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 156 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An intertaining book, to say the least. The book is geared towards the teenage market and not necessarily for adults, but I enjoyed it anyway. I picked it up at a book store, when I was out of town and didn't realize it was a teen book.
Although it is a teen book, I enjoyed it. I can see a series of book depicting this character (Theodore Boone). It wouldn't surprise me if John Grisham was to turn his attention to making this a series.
reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Absolutely great book about a trial. The kid lawyer is so perfect and amazingly sharp. He solves the mystery singlehandedly and makes sure justice prevails. A book that is suitable for adults and younger readers as well. A super positive, likable role model.
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reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on
Very good book, and suitable for both adults and children
Luvbug avatar reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 225 more book reviews
I picked this one up because I have read other books by this author and really liked them. I also picked it up because my granddaughter wanted it and I wanted to make sure it was age appropriate before giving it to her.

I found that this book was a very good way to introduce a child to the mystery genre. Theo is a kid in sixth grade who has parents who are both lawyers. He wants to be a lawyer and give a little free advice. Theo gets involved in a murder case in his little town and works to get the bad buy convicted of the murder. When things gets to a point he is having trouble figuring out what to do he goes to his uncle (who is also a lawyer) for advice on what to do next.

Very good book. Loved it and would recommend it to anyone wanting to read a good mystery or to introduce a teen to this genre. There is no language, or questionable situations. The only thing I did not care for was the way it seemed to just end abruptly.
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on + 907 more book reviews
John Grisham could write traffic tickets and have a following. He is wonderful. Theodore Boone is perfect. An all new direction for Mr Grisham The story line is still court house,murder and family, but written to interest more than the one generation. Theodore Boone is a fantastic kid who gives a "little free advice" and finds himself mixed up in a murder trial. He is a busy young man and i found myself flipping pages quickly to see what was going to happen next--what is??? I wonder if there will be more.
reviewed Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, Bk 1) on
great book to introduce the kids to John Grisham!


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