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, court clerkñand a lot about the law. He dreams of a life in the courtroom. But he finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so muchñmaybe too muchñhe is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Theodore Boone is a very well-connected 13-year-old. With big dreams of an exciting career as a courtroom lawyer, Theo has gotten things started early: he knows most of the judges and many of the lawyers and police officers and folks who work in the courthouse in his small town of Strattenburg. But when a dangerous murderer goes to trial, Theo might be in over his head. As one of the most important witnesses in the case, a lot is riding on Theo and someone might want to keep him quiet. This fun middle-grade read is the first young-readers outing for bestselling legal thriller writer John Grisham.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Mysteries + Detective Stories, Law + Crime, Action + Adventure / General
- 9-12 years
- March 8, 2013
- May 3, 2011
- John Grisham