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Theodore Boone: The Abduction (edition 2012)

by John Grisham

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Title:Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Authors:John Grisham
Info:Puffin (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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Ho preferito il primo libro della serie ma anche questo si legge bene. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |
3.5 Stars. This is an enjoyable book and I am enjoying the series. Very light and easy reading. However I do feel the Mickey Bolitar books by Harlan Coben has put these books in the shade. A good read for children aged between 10 and 14 I feel. I will continue with the series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jan 30, 2017 |
Scroll down for the review in English.


Me gustó el primer libro, pero El Secuestro fue una gran decepción y no se lo recomendaría a nadie, ni siquiera a niños. Lo mejor que puede decir de él es que fue corto y rápido.

El comportamiento de Theo es… confuso. Se comporta a veces como un adulto, pero luego, en la página siguiente, se está comportando como un bebé que no ha conseguido lo que quería. ¡Se supone que tiene trece años, no cinco! El que algunas personas, incluso adultos, se comporten como niños a veces es aceptable, pero está falta de consistencia me pareció demasiado extrema y pasaba demasiado a menudo para ser creíble. Además, es demasiado arrogante para ser agradable. Creo que era mucho más agradable en el primer libro. Puede que sea porque sus casos eran mucho más claros en el primer libro, así que era más fácil estar de su parte. Hay una escena en este libro, en la que defiende a un loro que está causándole muchos problemas a una escuela de equitación, porque está asustando a los caballos. Me dio la impresión que el lector debe ponerse del lado de Theo, porque se trata toda la situación como si fuera un chiste en el que Theo gana, pero me molestó que nadie, ni siquiera los adultos en la sala, se diera cuenta de cómo de seria podría haber llegado a ser la situación. Una niña se rompió un brazo porque el loro asustó al caballo, pero podría haber acabado con lesiones más serias.

Toda la investigación policial es un desastre. No dice mucho de la policía de la ciudad el que un par de chicos de trece años encuentren a uno de los sospechosos más obvios, cuando la policía ni siquiera consideró que esa persona era lo suficientemente importante para investigarla. Me suele gustar esta clase de libros de investigaciones juveniles, pero éste fue demasiado absurdo.

No odié este libro y, dado que la biblioteca tiene la serie entera y que me gustó el primer libro, voy a darle una oportunidad al tercero, pero puede que no termine la serie si el tercer libro también me decepciona.

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I liked the first book, but The Abduction was a huge disappointment and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, not even kids. The best thing that I can say about it is that it was short and fast.

Theo's behaviour is... confusing. He behaves like an adult sometimes, but then, on the next page, he's behaving like a toddler who didn't get what he wanted. He’s supposed to be thirteen, not five! That some people, even adults, behave like children sometimes is fine, but I found this lack of consistency too extreme and it happened too often to be believable. Also, he's too arrogant to be likeable. I think he was much more likable in the first book. Maybe it's that his cases in the first book were much clearer, so it was easier to side with him. There's a scene in this book where he defends a parrot, who is causing a lot of trouble to a riding school because he's scaring the horses. I got the impression that the reader is supposed to side with Theo because the whole situation is treated like a joke where Theo wins, but it bothered me that nobody, not even the adults in the room, realised how serious the situation could have been. A young girl got a broken arm because the parrot scared a horse, but she could have ended up with very severe injuries.

The whole police investigation is a mess. It doesn't say much of the town's police if a couple of thirteen year olds can find one of the obvious suspects when the police didn't even consider that person important enough to be investigated. I usually like this kind of kid investigation books, but this one was just too absurd.

I didn't hate this book and, as the library has the whole series and I liked the first book, I am going to give the third one a chance, but I may not finish the series if the third book disappoints me as well. ( )
  Hellen0 | Jun 22, 2016 |
Just as poorly done as the first. I won't give this series another shot. Grisham really doesn't understand writing for teens. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Just as poorly done as the first. I won't give this series another shot. Grisham really doesn't understand writing for teens. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

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