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The Accused (Theodore Boone #3)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,821 Ratings  ·  603 Reviews
Theodore Boone is back! And he's ready for his next big case

Theo Boone might only be thirteen, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet.

Filled with the intrigue and page-turning susp
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Bruce Snell
Jun 15, 2012 Bruce Snell rated it liked it
Book 3 in the Theodore Boone series by John Grisham. This series is written for a middle school audience and is probably OK for that age group, but I think it is a bit simplistic even for that group. This story picks up shortly after book one left off. The trial for Pete Duffy, the bad guy from book one is about to go on trial for murdering his wife - but he disappears. At about that same time strange things start happening to Theo - his school locker was broken into, the tires on his bike are s ...more
Nicholas Johnston
The book,"Theodore Boone: The Accused," by John Grisham, is a great book, and in my opinion the best in the Theodore Boone series. I like it more than the other two because instead of representing another client as their lawyer, this time the main character is representing himself. I could read this book over and over and still be satisfied.
I'm a big fan of John Grisham's writing because he always does a good job of establishing the tone and mood, he's great at drawing the reader in with imagery
May 22, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Theodore Boone: The Accused is the third book in the Theodore Boone series, and in my opinion, it's the best yet--definitely better than the second one. Even with its simple story (as expected since this series is geared toward younger readers), it was still exciting and thrilling. Here, we follow Theo as he becomes the main suspect in a crime he did not commit. The book leaves us with no trace of doubt in Theo from the start, but we get to experience his struggle to prove his innocence along wi ...more
Hugo Young
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Apr 17, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Theodore Boone is back in this 3rd in the series.

Some of the story line from Book Two is continued but it is explained well enough and is short enough that it should not stop you from reading this book if you haven't read the last couple.

The main plot of this book centers around what happens when Theodore is accused of a crime. Will the legal system that he puts all his faith in work for or against him. Does he wait for the police or does he strike out on his own to prove his innocence (I'm not
Jul 14, 2013 Esutterlin rated it liked it
Theodore is only 13, but does it really fit with his character that he would fail to report BOTH his locker being broken into and things missing and that his bike tires were slashed -- the first time? Ok, so the baseball cap and unused notebooks might have made sense to him in random vandalizing or someone taking stuff if he had left his locker open accidentally-- but the asthma inhalers? Unlikely they'd take only those things and then not mess up his locker or leave it a mess if they wanted to ...more
Oct 05, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
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Nanci Booher
Not much going on with Pete Duffy, which surprised me as the title is "The Accused". Theo is the one accused in this sequel. I was almost in tears in a couple places but truly enjoyed this next installment.
Mar 17, 2014 Benny rated it it was amazing
If you like action-filled books, then this is the one for you! Theodore Boone wants to be a lawyer and his parents are both lawyers.There has been an accused murderer in Strattenburg and Theo was one of the people that helped solve the mystery, so he goes to watch the court case. During this, in his own life, he gets accused of stealing. He had been vandalized, things stolen from his locker, and been framed for a big theft! Read the book to see what happens. This is definitely the best book I've ...more
While this book is definitely much more interesting than the last one and Theo was less annoying, there were a few things that bothered me, which is why I didn't give the book three stars.

The plot is ok and the mystery is much better than the one in book two. Also, Theo's behaviour is much more appropriate for his age and his investigation is much more believable. It also has the advantage that the crime in this book is smaller compared to The Abduction. I found it quite funny to see how he's al
Aug 05, 2012 Leeann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Appropriate 6th and up. . .

I was happier with this book than the 2nd. Grisham returns (even briefly) to the Duffy trial, but it is not the main plot line. Perhaps he has a plan to finish that plot line as he goes on.

In this story, Theo is accused of a crime and he spends the book trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Overall, I thought it was good and I liked it, but it is missing something that the first book had. There was a quality in Theo that is missing in these last 2, a confiden
Rhondda Powling
The third book in the Theodore Boone series finds the clever and legally-aware year eight student attending the re-trial of a man accused of killing his wife. Theodore feels very lucky to get the last seat at the media-filled event. Theo might only be thirteen, but he was the one who uncovered the key evidence in the original murder trial and he is very keen to see what will happen this time. Almost immediately something seems wrong and eventually those in the courtroom learn that the suspect ha ...more
Candice Pedersen
Jul 11, 2012 Candice Pedersen rated it really liked it
I have become addicted to these books. They are very fast reads and keep me thinking about what will happen next. I really had hopes that this book would finally finish the story of the murder that started the first book off. However, this book takes a totally different turn of events and goes away from that story. Which I hope means that there is a fourth book out there that will finish the trial of Pete Duffy. He cannot get away with what we believe he has done.

This book is very different and
Allyson Mccoshen
May 29, 2013 Allyson Mccoshen rated it really liked it
Theodore Boone "The Accused" By: John Grisham

Theo has lots of friends. Two parents that are lawyers, and some day Theo wants to be a lawyer too. He has a unkle named Ike, that did work in the big house but not anymore, most people know Theo. Even if he doesn't know them, because his parents help lots of people and then they end up getting to know Theo. Theo is known to help out and be the kid lawyer in town, but bow he is getting accused of doing something he didn't do.

The 3 books the accused, k
Sep 01, 2013 Sol rated it it was amazing
Nunca habia leido un libro de Theo Boone y gracias RHM me dio este libro puedo decir que me encanta como escribe John. Lo policial es algo que me encanta pero nunca leo porque tengo libros de fantasia, aventuras y sobrenaturales que lo dejo de lado.
Debo decirles que no es necesario leer los anteriores para leer esta 3era entrega yo no habia leido los anteriores y entendi la vida de este detecitve de 13 años a la perfecccion. En esta entrega Theo tiene varios problemas: robaron varias cosas de su
Jim Whitefield
Jun 18, 2016 Jim Whitefield rated it really liked it
In Grisham's third 'Theodore Boone' offering, we have another easy read through a casually paced story in which our thirteen-year-old wanna-be lawyer hero is framed for a burglary he clearly would never have committed. Adults may find this a little below their usual expectations for the fast paced action and legal bantering often associated with Grisham's adult books, but that is only to be expected as these are a great introduction for any young teens interested in legal aspects as seen - and i ...more
Aug 19, 2014 Tucker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-reading
A computer store is robbed and Theo is accused as the evidence stacks up against him. I really liked this book because it was a very good mystery and was very interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone's who likes good mystery's
Abduraafi Andrian
Jan 31, 2014 Abduraafi Andrian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terjemahan, 2014
Ketiga terjemahan serinya aku baca bulan ini. Seru dan mendidik! Pas buat remaja seusia Theo (tiga-belas tahun) yang lagi labil. Daripada main cabe-cabean yang tidak jelas, lebih baik baca ini! That's so mainstream!

Ulasan ada disini.
Jack T.
Jan 14, 2014 Jack T. rated it it was amazing
This book is great. It is so action packed and full of excitement. It is the third book in the Theodore Boone series. It continues the mystery from book one. I liked it because I like mystery and the whole series of books is mystery. So is this book. There is lots of cliffhangers after every chapter, so it just makes you want to read more. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery, and anticipation/excitement. Or if you like crime, in this book there is a lot of crime/theft involved. I a ...more
Aug 05, 2015 Lydia rated it it was amazing
Really, really, really great!!! I am not one who rereads books often, but I want to read this again and again!
Nicholas Haddad
Mar 27, 2016 Nicholas Haddad rated it it was amazing
It was AWESOME!!!!
May 18, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
At first I was ticked off at the narrator,,, then I was ticked off at the author. This is a KIDS story!!! Then I was ticked off at myself for not reading the summary in detail. I just didn't expect that from Grisham

THEN I cooled down and realized it really a pretty good story for the pre-teen listeners, especially if they can talk it over with their parents. Several topics are explored that are black & white for kids have lots of grey areas in reality. Making the right decision isn't all tha
Apr 13, 2016 Angelic rated it liked it
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Feb 05, 2016 Dr.J.G. rated it really liked it
Theodore Boone series is a good read for young readers and adults alike, giving the young a taste of what life holds out there even as they are looking out and growing within their own circumstances, and reminding adults of how the young live, think, feel, and are affected by the life around despite the protective parents - and sometimes because of parents being not so protective.

The Accused begins with a murderer going missing when he is supposed to go to trial since his first trial for murder
Clay Stafford
I grew up reading John Grisham books. Now my son has the same opportunity. We read this one together.

Theodore Boone is the son of two attorneys. He wants to be an attorney when he grows up. And, though he is still a kid, he is already practicing law amongst his friends and even representing llamas in court. In this third installment of this Young Adult series, John Grisham trumps Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. My son and I have read the first three books and we can’t wait to read the fourth. My
Christiane Petra
Theo Boone, eigentlich Theodore Boone , ist die Hauptfigur der Jugendserie von John Grisham, dem Altmeister des grandiosen Kriminalgenre.

Theo Boone, gerade mal 13 Jahre alt , einziges Kind der beiden Anwälte aus der Kanzlei Boone& Boone ist mit dem Anwaltsgeschehen aufgewachsen und recherchiert und löst für sein Leben gerne Kriminalfälle jeder Art.

Die Serie erinnerte mich an die Klassiker von Europa wie die 3 ??? oder TKKG. Das Oliver Rohrbeck, der Sprecher dieses Hörbuches, zudem schon seit
Hugo Young
Mar 31, 2015 Hugo Young rated it it was amazing
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Don Massenzio
Jan 10, 2015 Don Massenzio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had just finished reading a couple of John Grisham books, Sycamore Row and Gray Mountain, with mixed opinions of each. This book came up as a suggested one on my Kindle. After reading the first chapter I realized I had entered into Grisham's YA fiction. The Accused is not Grisham's first Theodore Boone, but this did not make it difficult to catch on. From the perspective of a YA work, it was an enjoyable read. Theodore is a 13 year old and the only child of two lawyers in a small town. He is a ...more
Hayden Kremer
Oct 30, 2014 Hayden Kremer rated it it was amazing
This book was the third book of the series. I think that out of all of the books in this series this was by far the best book. I rated this book at five stars because in this book, the author always keeps you in suspense. I think that from all of the genres I have read suspense is my favorite because you are always left wanting to read and know more about what is going on in the book.

This book was an easy book to read. This was an easy read for me because I enjoy these kinds of book. The suspens
Vaughn Ohlman
Jun 02, 2014 Vaughn Ohlman rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-action
One is surprised to find a John Grisham in the kids section of the library. In my case, as a matter of fact, the young kids section. I, personally, think some of the themes in this series are too old for the book to sit next to 'Mrs. Pigglewiggle' and the like.

The book itself was definitely Grisham lite; as befits a kids book. The very best kids books rise above this flaw, but it is an understandable one. YA and kids books often leave one wondering what the book would be like as an adult book, w
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"Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.

Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of
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