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Theodore Boone: The Accused

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By John Grisham

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Innocence is not always the best defence.

'Truly gripping!'' - 5-star reader review

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.

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What readers are saying about THEODORE BOONE: THE ACCUSED

'A rattling good read' - 5 stars

'Brilliant' - 5 stars

'Outstanding' - 5 stars

'He's done it again' - 5 stars

'A sharp, intelligent, easy read' - 5 stars

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  • ISBN: 9781444728903
  • Publication date: 14 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Grisham is wise and pragmatic about the world: poor parenting, prescription drug misuse and the violent lives of drifters all feature in this fast-paced tale. — Financial Times on THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION

Praise for THEODORE BOONE:

Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.

The New York Times
Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone. — Scholastic News
There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come. — Sunday Express
If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you. — Sunday Times
Contemporary lit for young readers has its icons: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl. Make way for the new kid on the block. — USA Today
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