By John Grisham
Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142417225, 263pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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 being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo 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.
"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." -The New York Times
"Classic Grisham." -The Los Angeles Times