Though he's only 13, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After being falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.
©2013 John Grisham (P)2013 Penguin Audio
My 9 year old loves this series. No sexual undertones or needs for parental worry. I can listen to it with her and find it enjoyable also. The dialogue about legal process is educating and appropriately written for children to understand. I recommend this series.
Artist & Journeyman Composter
Theo Boone is a 13 year old kid of two lawyers who wants also to be a lawyer. He is disciplined, a good friend, smart, in pretty good communication with his parents who usually share their feelings and reasons with him, who often listen to his side of issues - but not always, so he has additionally learned discretion. As an early teen, he is learning his own code of ethics. In "Activist", Grisham nicely prepares the stage, and does not suddenly create a monster out of Theo,but gets his protagonist involved through very personal events: a friend's plight, and a painful incident involving his beloved mutt of mixed parentage, Judge. The story is very well developed, allowing Theo to develop his own viewpoint, through his exposure and experiences, and through talks with his renegade uncle, and friends. You can see his growing process, and because of this, and his innate
values of friendship, loyalty, and doing his own research, this book was my favorite. However, I still recommend beginning at the beginning; it's much more rich.
Alice Roberta Matthews (Keith)
I was able to listen with my Granddaughter. It held both our attention
The uncle was interesting. Of course Theo
I liked his voice
It was a good family portrait. The parents were a bit different in the way they raised their only child. It was funny how they repeated the same instructions daily.
I love all things John Grisham. The only ones I haven't read is the ones with subjects that make me uncomfortable And I know one day I will eventually read them all
Sure it is a great feel good story about the good things of a small town.
Any of his other novels - it might be for kids but adults can enjoy the series.
I dont like Richard Thomas as a narrator but bit the bullet and went with it because I love Grisham. Thomas just doesnt sound like a kid or even a good narrator.
No it isnt that kind of book but I really like Grisham's technique of writing where the reader is the hero or fly on the wall in the story. I am always laughing at his depictions of Theo's mom and dad, his dog Judge and the court room scene where he writes the thugs were sworn to the tell the truth and immediately started lying! Loved it! Grisham takes these moments that readers can relate to in an everyday way that are hilarious.
I dont like Grisham's non legal novels but I like how he captures the good things of small town living, serious hardworking people and idealism. He also captures modern day living of two income couples, wise beyond their years kids and adds well meaning adults who you see in your everyday life. Homey, comfortable and reminds me a baby boomer of some fond memories as a kid back in the day!
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