Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John Grisham When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content Theodore Boone: The Abduction. About the Book Praise Back to Books . Theodore Boone: The Abduction is a novel written by the famous author, John Grisham. It is part of a series and this particular book explores.

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A lot or a little? The tue age range I could recommend it to is maybe 4th to 6th grade. However, Grisham tries to make the book too “kid friendly” and doubles down on the suspense as most of the suspense is towards the beginning of the book and wavers throughout the book.

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Theodore Boone: The Abduction

teodore Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5, copy printing and published it in June Thoedore was a very good mystery book!

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. If you read Grisham’s stuff, this would probably feel like a watered down version of his books; Grisham Lite so to speak. Stay up to date on new reviews. One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants.

Essentially every story ever written has already been told before, but the trick is retelling it well and making us, the readers, believe that it’s a bright, shiny, and new story. There are some interesting plot twists in the duration of the novel, along with some intense situations and cliff-hangers that run for some lengths of time. Mar 16, Max added it.


Jun 06, Pages Middle Grade Buy. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Headaches, coughs, food poisoning, pulled muscles, stomach gas—Theo had tried them all and would try them again. It’s up to Theo to find her!

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham – review

You know how to write tension in your books for us grown-ups; give the kids the same respect. I’d recommend this book to young readers because of the simplicity and exciting storyline, but based on my personal tastes, I wouldn’t give this book the highest rating. Theodore himself is a really admirable guy who’ll put his love of legal investigation to the test when it comes to helping his friends.

It sounds pretty clever to create a kids version of his bestselling books, right? I read almost all of his books including the non-lawyer stuff.

The Abduction (Theodore Boone, #2) by John Grisham

But most of the kids who watch shows like that are going to be a bit older and can handle a more advanced vocabulary. But, John Grisham adds his expertise to “The Abduction” and makes the old kidnap story a little more interesting by adding the young lawyer, Theodore Boone, to the mix. This is an tthe book and I am enjoying the series.

Safely back at home, Theo is praised for finding April, and April’s family goes to court to decide what changes will be abducion within their family life.

Jun 12, Mary Beth rated it really liked it. Please try again later. Good for the age wrote for. And I’m not sure what his editor was thinking when she let so many unrealistic things stay in this book see my previous updates.

But if it were told better it might be a better story. For kids who love mysteries. Preview — The Abduction by John Grisham. Theodores friend is someone who helped Theo find April. It’s small enough for him to run around in bikes but big enough to have all sorts of restaurants there. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.


Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. This is actually a children’s book, a charming one at that. Definitely a wonderful and engaging read! Th I really liked this book. Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell.

After graduating from law school at Ole Miss inhe went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. Theodore has faced many obstacles on his journey to find April Finnemore. The band member lets them go and the trio drives back to Strattenburg. Apr 24, Pages Middle Grade Buy. From the beginning I pretty much knew who it was. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

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View all 3 comments. The story would build up clues to where April was hidden which made the book exciting. It’s not frivolous yet happy ending. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels?

Grisham continues the story of Theodore from “The Kid Lawyer” with a murder trial to the case of the kidnap of Th You’d think you’ve heard the last of a kidnap story, right?

Since then I’ve really gained a new appreciation for the Theodore Boone books and I love that Grisham has written a series that hopefully will inspire younger readers to pursue law and police work as a field of interest.

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