24 Jun 2018

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Series Review / Theodore Boone Series by 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, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.

But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he 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.

Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.

Published:     2010
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Books 1 to 6, Theodore Boone
Source:  Owned 


This was such a fun series to read.  In between reading John Grisham's adult novels I thought it would be fun to switch it up a bit and read his young adult series.  In this series we follow Theodore Boone, a young kid, who spends a lot of his time visiting the courtroom and spending time with his parents at their law firm.  Both his parents are lawyers who own their own law firm and Theodore Boone even has his own little office.

In this series, you see Theodore Boone come across various smaller legal issues, such as visiting 'pet court' and listing to the 'legal problems' of some of the kids in his school.  As well as that, you have the bigger stories that run through the series such as the court case of a particular person who is accused of killing his wife. 

Although it is a little bit far fetched that you have his kid who is 'practising' law at his young age and even attending 'pet court' to get pets off their various misdemeanours and other things, this book was really fun to read and one that you do not need to take too seriously.  This series would be a good 'starter' series for a younger audience who wants to start reading legal style stories.  A good stepping stone to reading other young adult and adult legal fiction.