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Theodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Accused

by John Grisham (Author)

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This is the third installment in the 'Theodore Boone' series. It begins with a reference to a murder case and trial that is a carryover from Book 1 -- 'Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer'. It addresses the issue of presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. In parallel to this, young Theodore is accused of a crime which he insists he did not commit, but all the clues point to him. For the younger audience, for whom this series is targeted, it is a very good introduction and lesson to government and law, told in a form of a story. As always, for young or adult readers, Grisham delivers yet another legal thriller. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
Wish to read the rest of the series. One of the very few books so far where you feel the natural flow of words. The book was very realistic and absorbing. Couldn't lift my eyes off. 5 out of 5 without the slightest hesitation. ( )
  Silent_Eagle | Jan 12, 2014 |
The third book in the Theodore Boone series finds the clever and legally-aware year eight student attending the re-trial of a man accused of killing his wife. Theodore feels very lucky to get the last seat at the media-filled event. Theo might only be thirteen, but he was the one who uncovered the key evidence in the original murder trial and he is very keen to see what will happen this time. Almost immediately something seems wrong and eventually those in the courtroom learn that the suspect has skipped bail and is on the run. Theo wonders how anyone could spend his life on the run.
Theo's life however takes a turn for the worse. In the day of the trial Theo discovers that his school locker has been broken into and some of his belongings have been stolen. However he is in too much of a hurry to report it. Next his bike tyres start being systematically slashed but worst of all he is then accused of breaking into a store and stealing computer products. After they receive an anonymous tip the police arrive at school but knowing he is innocent Theo lets them check his locker. To his horror they find some of the stolen goods in there. Theo and his friends suspect it must be another student but Theo cannot think of anyone who could hate him that much.
Theo is desperate to prove his innocence so he and his friends start working to prove to the authorities that they are wrong but evidence starts mounting up. The suspense builds as Theo works to find the real culprit before he is charged and is put into the system and ends up in court, on the wrong side of the table. ( )
  Rhondda | Sep 6, 2013 |
Theodore Boone: The Accused is the third book in the Theodore Boone series. In this book, the main character, Theo, is accused of breaking into and robbing an electronics store. His parents are lawyers, so he understands the law pretty well, yet him and parents combined can’t find a way out. Soon he has two detectives on his case, trying to find out if he’s the real criminal. With time running out, Theo must find the real culprit and clear his name before he himself is arrested.
This really is a great book. The author, John Grisham, usually writes books for adults,and they normally have something to do with the law. He does explicitly well in adapting this book for children and teens. It is very well written, and the story plot is very interesting. The characters are very creative and funny, getting involved in all sorts of crazy situations, which Theo must bail them out of. This book is a real page-turner, with sometimes funny, and sometimes serious mini-stories on each page. In my opinion, Theodore Boone: The Accused is a great book.
  brjamo | Sep 19, 2012 |
I'm enjoying John Grisham's Theodore Boone series pretty well thus far, a kid's lit storyline about a 13-year old son of two lawyers who aspires to become one himself. In this one, Theo has the worst week of his life when somebody slashes his bike tire (3 times), breaks into his locker, sends a rock through his window, and frames him for a computer store burglary. There is a sort of continuity with the previous two books, which is good because the books seem to end abruptly, with resolutions not quite finished satisfactorily. That said, this is a fun quick read for kid and grownup alike. ( )
  burnit99 | Jun 3, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525425764, Hardcover)

Theodore Boone is back! And he's ready for his next big case

Theo Boone might only be thirteen, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet.

Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's adventures will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

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Thirteen-year-old aspiring lawyer Theodore Boone is falsely accused in a robbery and must fight to clear his name.

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