The Accused Hardback
by John Grisham
Part of the Theodore Boone series
Theodore Boone is the thirteen year old who knows more about the law than most adult lawyers.
He certainly never expected to be the victim of crime himself.
But then his bike is vandalised, he's attacked while doing his homework and, worst of all, framed for a robbery.
When stolen computer equipment turns up in Theo's school locker, the police start leaning on him hard. And he is the only suspect. What if he is found guilty? What about his dreams of becoming a lawyer? In a race against time, aided by his renegade uncle, Ike, Theo must find the real felon and reveal the true motivation behind the crimes of which he stands accused.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 24/05/2012
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781444758474
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Review by MomsterBookworm
This is the third installment in the 'Theodore Boone' series. It begins with a reference to a murder case and trial that is a carryover from Book 1 -- 'Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer'. It addresses the issue of presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. In parallel to this, young Theodore is accused of a crime which he insists he did not commit, but all the clues point to him. For the younger audience, for whom this series is targeted, it is a very good introduction and lesson to government and law, told in a form of a story. As always, for young or adult readers, Grisham delivers yet another legal thriller.