No I would not. R.J. Palacio's voice was irritating and whiny. Perhaps like a kid his age but annoying. I'm having a hard time like the kid in the story, as are my children, because the voice is whiny.
Theodore Boone the Activist. This is a kid who uses all his God-given gifts to make the world a better place rather than dwell in his own misfortunes (perhaps few, but they DO exist.)
Get rid of the speaker and put in a regular kid's voice, not a raspy one. And quit whining.
I think in print it may have been a better book. You avoid the whining and moaning about how life is so hard being so "special." Though, I guess it's there in print too, but not as annoying. Kids with special needs should be depicted with stronger character. This book only serves as a disturbing picture of how hard it is to have special needs.
My kids aged 11 loved the reference to previous book of John Grisham and how it flowed into the next book. The author does a neat job of connecting the accused with the actual guilty part. Not scary, so no parts that my kids freak out on. they just hate getting out of the car
I think it was time with Ike, Theo's uncle. He gives lots of good leads that make things more fun.
Richard Thomas has a wonderful voice that captures the feeling of the book as if you were there. He speaks slowly when reinforcing or teaching a new concept so my kids have time to let it sink in.
This book had excitement, drama, and humor all neatly packaged by Grisham and delivered by Richard Thomas. A really nice combo. We just listened to The Activist and are really disappointed there aren't any other books of his in the series.
My kids were on the edge of their seats listening the entire time.
We liked the courtroom drama parts the best...that and kitty court.
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