John Grisham’s first novel for kids, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, provided young readers with a fast-paced mystery, an introduction to courtroom practices and a cast of memorable characters. 

In that story, we met 13-year-old Theo, a kid who is so obsessed with the law that he has his own office at home and helps friends with their legal problems—from figuring out how to get a dog out of the pound via animal court, to explaining custody law to a kid whose parents are going through a divorce. Theo’s legal interest comes naturally; he is the only child of two attorneys, and he longs to become a lawyer (or a judge) someday himself. 

In Theo’s first adventure, the plot thickens when he discovers an eyewitness to a murder trial, and the newest installation, Theodore Boone: The Abduction, is no less thrilling. The excitement grips readers from the very first page, when Theo’s friend April is abducted in the middle of the night—and it’s up to Theo to figure out what happened. Who says a 13-year-old can’t investigate a crime better than the police can?

If they haven’t already, readers young and old will embrace the smart and spirited Theo Boone—and eagerly anticipate future entries in this delightful series from the king of legal thrillers. 

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