Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John GrishamBlurb

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.

When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone, has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Filled with the page-turning suspense that makes John Grisham the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.

My Perspective

This is the first book i chose to read from my post Second Lot

This isn’t a very thick book, and after reading it for awhile realised it must be written for older children. Not only is the main character a thirteen year old boy, but the language and style was very easy to read and understand. I had obviously heard of John Grisham before but i had never read any of his books so i was unaware that he also wrote junior fiction.

The story is about Theodoore Boone, a thirteen year old boy who’s best friend, April goes missing. His parents are both lawyers, and he hopes one day that he too will become a lawyer, or a judge. He takes it upon himself to find her, not stopping until he does.

I enjoy reading children’s books and i enjoyed this book, however because i didn’t realise it was written for the age group of 8 to 13 year olds, i didn’t start reading it with the mindset of that age group. Also i haven’t read a children’s or even a young adult’s book for awhile so i’ve been used to quite a different style. It was very refreshing. It was also a tad amusing as i wonder whether in reality he really would have as much liberty as he did in the courthouse and with the judges. However that is the beauty of children’s books. It’s not very believable to an adult, however to a young person, investigating and solving a crime before the police do is exactly what they secretly hope for. I remember the thrills when i used to read ‘The Famous Five’ as a child. In fact, i still enjoy reading them now.

As an adult, if you enjoy reading children/young adult fiction then i would definitely recommend this book. The plot is fairly predictable but it is an enjoyable, easy read for a Saturday afternoon. I would definitely recommend it for younger teenagers – i will be lending it to my twelve year old brother.


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