Like Candace Bushnell, Carl Hiaasen, and James Patterson before him, John Grisham has loaned his talent to teen literature; well, preteen to be exact. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer is a tame legal thriller written for the 9-12 age range, but teens and even adults may enjoy this story about a 13-year-old boy who is fascinated with the legal system. His parents are divorce and real estate attorneys, and his dog is named Judge.
Boone is the go-to junior legal eagle for the neighborhood children, giving advice and comfort on legal issues ranging from custody arrangements, foreclosures, and how to get a dog back from the pound. But then a woman is strangled and the only suspect is her husband, who claims he's innocent. (Yeah, they all do, but some actually are.) When an illegal immigrant who is afraid to come forward provides Boone with some evidence that might clear the husband, Boone has an ethical dilemma on his hands. Will Boone solve the case? Just as sure as a witness raises his right hand and swears on the Bible!
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