Author: John Grisham
Level: Middle School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: 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 a life in the courtroom. But he 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 murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Review: Quick easy read with a male character (which seems harder and harder to find). Interesting story, with a little bit of mystery. Easy to read and full of information about the justice system in the United States. Grisham does a great job of keeping the mystery and intrigue of his books on a level for young readers.