Theodore Boone: The Abduction (Paperback)
Reviewed by Addie B:
Theodore Boone is a thirteen-year-old boy who loves anything that has to do with the law. Both of his parents are lawyers and he strives to become one. When Theo is woken at 4:00 A.M. he knows that can’t be a good sign. When he arrives at his friend’s house he finds out that his best friend April has been kidnapped. Theo will stop at nothing to find her.
Theodore Boone keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, while still managing to make the events realistic. The characters are very believable, especially their reaction to April being kidnapped. Even though Theo can be a little sarcastic at times he still acts like a kid his age. One of the main themes is how important friendship is to kids, and when that is taken away from them they can feel like they are missing a part of themselves. If you are someone who loves a believable mystery, this is the book for you.
Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John Grisham
When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends and teachers. But just when it seems as if his life has calmed down and gone back to the status quo, a new legal mystery comes to town, and this time it's personal.
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Praise for the Theodore Boone series
"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." -The New York Times
"Classic Grisham." -The Los Angeles Times
"Smartly written." -- USA Today
"Grisham is an absolute master."--Washington Post
"Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery."--Scholastic News