Theodore Boone: The Accomplice

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Theo, age 12, is the son of two lawyers in his small town. When one of his good friends and fellow Boy Scout, Woody, along with his brother, Tony, is arrested on charges of armed robbery and drinking, the middle school principal gives Theo a note to leave school and go to the jail to see what is going on. Woody and Tony claim they are innocent, but they are poor and can’t afford bail. Both are badly beaten up in jail and put in solitary confinement. Theo gets help from a lot of friends, both adults and kids, to get the boys out on bail and to get them a fair trial. While all this is going on, Theo also represents a lop-eared rabbit in animal court, the only place he can practice for his dream of becoming a lawyer.

John Grisham might want to consider sticking with adult fiction. Writing for kids is different and takes a special skill set. This book is far from realistic, has little tension, repeats information a great deal, and does a whole lot more telling than showing. Reluctant readers might find this rather simple book to their taste, but others probably won’t.


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Author John Grisham
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-05-14
ISBN 9780525556268
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Issue August 2019
Category Young Adult
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