Friday, 7 July 2017
Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
April, one of his close friends, has been abducted , and Theo is pulling in favours and working his connections to find her before it's too late.
I loved this story. It was fast paced and full of the type of action that middle graders can relate to. I particularly enjoyed how Theo smartly used the internet to help carry out his investigation. Theo has a methodical approach that works well for him.
This is a great book for kids who like to solve mysteries or perhaps who plan to become lawyers themselves.
I listened to the audio book as read by Richard Thomas. 4 hours unabridged. Mr. Thomas is an excellent choice for reader. His calm, level voice lends an air of realism to this legal story and reflects Theo's desire to become a respected, unflappable lawyer.
Theodore Boone Series:
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Theodore Boone: The Accused
Theodore Boone: The Activist
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive
Theodore Boone: The Scandal
Cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada.