The Fourth Installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling
John Grisham Theodore Boone Books Series
John Grisham Theodore Boone books series has fans young and older reading. Everyone is eager to read about the compelling mysteries and the educational content that flows easily. It’s a trusted a popular series that brings dinner discussion to a whole new topic.
Written as classic Grisham the Theodore Boone books are hard to resist. In 2012 they topped summer reading lists and 2013 should follow suit with the May 21 release of Theodore Boone: The Activist.
About the Theodore Boone Books Series:
If you missed the first three books in the series, Theo helped solve a murder mystery and a kidnapping and was framed for a crime he did not commit. Now, in Theodore Boone: The Activist, Theo is back and facing his most dangerous case yet! He finds himself in the middle of the battle over a hot political and environmental issue. He uncovers corruption and confronts bigger risks than ever, putting himself, and those he loves at risk.
We all know Theo, he’ll do whatever it takes and stand up for what’s right.
Theodore Boone Books Series: The Activist
I’m the least John Grisham fan in my family. My siblings and mother read them all and discuss them intensely. I read this book and thought it started very slowly. There was a lot of setting up for the excitement at the end of the book. I did appreciate the time Grisham took to explain politically motivated projects to the middle-grade readers this book was written for could easily understand.
This book flows nicely with the current economy and news of budget cuts and lay-offs.
Theo is wise and realizes corruption and then unearths the realization that his father may be representing one of the corrupt.
The book offers both sides, as Theo’s parents disagree politically, giving both sides a fair view on issues.
I really loved the part of the plot that has Theo seeking who he is and what it is he stands for as he finds a solution, but deep down he knows it’s wrong. There is conflict as he struggles with the fact that even though it is wrong he knows it will stop the continuation of injustice.
Eminent Domain is the topic of this book.
If you can get past the sludge and set-up of the first 120 or so pages, The Activist is a great addition to the Theodore Boone books series.