Theodore Boone the Accused

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John Grisham
Puffin Books
c/o Penguin Young Readers Group
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
www.penguin.com/youngreaders
9780142426135, $7.99, www.amazon.com

“Theodore Boone the Accused” is the third novel of the series that began with “Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer” The writing here is a bit different from Grisham’s adult novels that are so much more complicated in their plots. Theodore Boone believes that someone is setting him up for the robbery of a computer store. He also has to replace the tires of his bicycle because they keep going flat. He finds that someone keeps putting small gashes into them. He is obsessed with finding out why he keeps having flat tire problems and clearing his name of a crime he knows he did not commit. With the aid of his uncle they learn the truth and set a trap for the person or persons committing the criminal acts. Grisham makes the story interesting to the very end. “Theodore Boone the Accused” is for Grisham fans and anyone who wants a fast paced mystery.