THEODORE BOONE series: Kudos, Mr Grisham

9781444728880Have you visited the youth literature section of a bookstore lately? I did, and was dismayed that 70% of the books were about vampires, fallen angels, or paranormal activities. Seriously?

I have no clue whether John Grisham noticed the same unhealthy trend, but he is serving up a wholesome alternative with his Theodore Boone legal fiction series for young readers. Good on him.

Theo is not your typical protagonist. He’s no sports hero , but he has a good head on his shoulders, and his parents are lawyers. Theo has a boundless curiosity and the knack for getting mixed up in the thick of mysteries.

For Christmas, I picked up a copy of Theodore Boone: The Accused. In this second book in the series, Theo is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Can he and his family clear his name before he’s arrested?

Here’s to hoping Mr Grisham makes time for more installments in the Theodore Boone series. As for Theodore Boone: The Accused,  I can’t wait to pass the book along to the teenagers of some family friends.

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Image credit: Hachette

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