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Monday, April 28, 2014

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am reading this to use in a homeschool lesson.  It is a great book to introduce kids to the legal system and to explore the difference between justice and the law.

Theodore Boone is the son of two lawyers; his mother is a divorce lawyer and his father is a real estate lawyer.  Theo's goal i to becomes a trail lawyer.  He is known in his school as being a fair and honest kid who can often help his classmates find out what to do when a dog gets out, or a friend is in trouble.  He knows all the lawyers in town and is able to steer kids to the correct person to handle their cases.

When a man is on trial for the murder of his wife, Theo arranges for his Government class to attend the another person who has vital information about the trial.  The problem is that the witness can not testify.

I think the solution presented is very good and will help kids understand the complexity of the law, but I felt the book ended rather abruptly.  It could have benefited from an epilogue.

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