No Case is too big for Theodore Boone

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A perfect murder.
A faceless witness.
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth…and he's only thirteen years old.
Meet Theodore Boone.

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.

The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.

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  • "Gripping…I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone."

    -Scholastic News

  • "John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we’ve got."

    -New York Times Book Review

  • "Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist."

    -New York Times Book Review

  • "John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today."

    -Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Grisham is an absolute master!"

    -The Washington Post

  • "Classic Grisham."

    -LA Times

  • "[A] gift for distilling [the legal process’s] complexities into easy-to-understand layman's terms."

    -LA Times

  • "Gripping…I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone."

    -Scholastic News

  • "Move over, Nancy Drew. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer introduces a new amateur crime fighter to bookstore shelves."

    -Bloomberg News

  • "Full of unexpected sharp lefts and rights."

    -Parenting Magazine

  • "Will have young readers whipping through the pages to see what happens next."

    -Scripps Howard News Service

  • "Delightful, informative, and interesting."

    -New Straights Times

  • "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer zips along a quick pave, and young readers will be intrigued by the showdown of the trial."

    -BookPage

  • Accolades:

    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    2010 Agatha Award in the Best Children’s Young Adult category
    3 state lists