Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen
I’m a huge John Grisham fan, and somehow I missed the fact that he had a series for kids called Theodore Boone. As of today, there are six books in the series which is about a 13-year-old who loves to solve mysteries. If you’re not familiar with John Grisham, he’s a bestselling author who writes legal thrillers. I cannot tell you how many of his books I’ve written and now that I know he has another series, I’ll be looking for more of his works. I received this series for review. This post contains affiliate links.
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John Grisham’s Series for Kids: Theodore Boone
Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing. In the first five books in the series, Theo helped solve a murder mystery and a kidnapping, was framed for a crime he did not commit, uncovered political corruption in a hot-button environmental case, and recaptured a fugitive. In his latest thrilling case, an anonymous tip leads Theodore’s local school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another regional middle school and thrusts Theo into the middle of a chating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right in the newest case for clever kid lawyer Theo Boone. But will he be able to choose the right option in time?
I have read the first four books in the Theodore Boone series, and I am totally hooked. Theo’s parents are lawyers, so it’s only natural that he has a keen interest in the legal system. His friends regularly turn to him for legal advice (unofficially) about topics ranging from their parent’s financial issues, dogs that have been picked up by animal control and older siblings being arrested. Theo explains the legal system and offers suggestions for where they can go for help. He also gets involved in many of the mysteries and helps solve them in a way that drew me into the story and kept me eagerly reading to the end.
As much as I love John Grisham’s stories, sometimes the legal jargon is over my head and leaves me a bit confused. Theodore Boone is written for kids/teens, and the stories are written for those that don’t necessarily understand all of the legal words or how the system works. This makes the books not only entertaining but a great introduction to the legal system. I was particularly fascinated by the story about eminent domain and how it impacted his friend’s grandparents.
If you have kids in the 8 to 12 age range (or you’re like me and love kid’s books), you’ll want to start reading this series today.
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