The first in a series of legal mysteries for middle grade readers from best selling author John Grisham. 13 year old boy Theodore Boone wants to be a lawyer. Both of his parents are lawyers. He comes from a loving home, eats dinner with his parents, and dreams of following in their footsteps - they're both lawyers too. And service is a big part of Theo's family: volunteering at their local church and serving the poor are at the top of their priorities.
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 trial. A criminal 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.