Saturday, July 21, 2012

THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION


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Theodore Boone: The Abduction - mystery book review
THEODORE BOONE: 
THE ABDUCTION
John Grisham
Dutton Children's Books
2011

AVAILABLE: hard copy, paperback, audio & Kindle


   THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION is the third book in the kid lawyer Theodore Boone mystery series.
  Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone's friend April has disappeared. The clues are thin and the police's investigation is moving slower than mud running uphill. He decides to start his own investigation. With the help of few close friends and his Uncle Ike, he tracks down a chain of clues that lead nowhere. When the dead body of an unidentified girl washes ashore, things get dicey. Could it be April? If not, will they find her in time to save her from a similar fate?
  Although Theodore is only thirteen, he reads more like a fifteen-year-old and the issues raised such as drug use during the course of the story are more appropriate for a young adult reader than a middle grader. The mystery is good, Theodore is likable and mystery readers should enjoy the ride.



TARGET AUDIENCE: Grades 8-10
MYSTERY / SUSPENSE: good
KID APPEAL: traditional mystery lovers




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