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Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer) (edition 2012)

by John Grisham

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Title:Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer)
Authors:John Grisham
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 272 pages
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While this book is definitely much more interesting than the last one and Theo was less annoying, there were a few things that bothered me, which is why I didn't give the book three stars.

The plot is ok and the mystery is much better than the one in book two. Also, Theo's behaviour is much more appropriate for his age and his investigation is much more believable. It also has the advantage that the crime in this book is smaller compared to The Abduction. I found it quite funny to see how he's all "innocent until proven guilty" at the beginning of the book and then, when he's the one in trouble being accused of a crime that he didn't commit, he's very sure of who is guilty, before he has any proof.

What bothered me was how Theo and his family make the list of suspects. First of all, Theo's parents lack a lot of imagination if they can't imagine a girl throwing a stone at a window or stabbing bike tires. Not all girls are innocent angels. Sure, the culprit turns out to be a boy, but other than a comment from Theo, where he says that there are a few girls in his school who would be capable of that, nobody even entertains the possibility of the guilty person being a girl.

Then there's Theo and his profiling of his boy scouts mates. I can see why he takes his friends and people who have always been nice to everybody off the suspect list, but he makes a huge mistake that is never addressed. He assumes that a boy is innocent, just because his parents are a doctor and a dentist, and thinks that another boy is a suspect, just because he is quiet, has a bad family background, has long hair and listens to heavy metal. ( )
  Hellen0 | Jun 22, 2016 |
These are cute little stories. They aren't anything all that special, but fun nonetheless. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Thirteen-year-old aspiring lawyer Theodore Boone is falsely accused in a robbery and must fight to clear his name.
  lkmuir | Dec 2, 2015 |
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 |
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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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