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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 263
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Law + Crime, Mysteries + Detective Stories
Series Title: Theodore Boone
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: John Grisham
Street Date: May 3, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0695