Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone, #3)
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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.

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Dutton Juvenile (first published January 1st 2012)
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Bruce Snell
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...more
Esutterlin
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
Barbara
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Kevin
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
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.
Benny
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
Leeann
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...more
Rhondda
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
Rahmadiyanti
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Dee Mcmillan

Have you ever wished you could just skip school and spend your day somewhere else? Well, Theodore Boone in The Accused often has this wish. With both his parents being lawyers, Theo loves to skip school and go to the court house. He helps out his friends and class mates in the Animal Court, and he loves to watch the murder cases in the main court room. This realistic fiction is a great book for middle school kids because it sends you on many fascinating adventures. This book is the third book i...more
Candice Pedersen
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...more
Amelia Ja'far
Good Book.
Aku bahkan ga tau kalo buku ini ada, cuma waktu itu aku search di google dengan key word 'Novel tentang Hukum' dan yang keluar Novel ini. Novel ini menceritakan tentang anak SMP yang orang tuanya bekerja sebagai pengacara, sang ibu sebagai pengacara tentang kasus perceraian dan sang ayah sebagai pengacara tentang jual beli rumah. Instantly, sang Anak, Theo, membawa bakat orang tuanya. Dia memiliki hoby yang beda dari anak-anak seumurannya, dia suka ke pengadilan untuk melihat kasus apa...more
Allyson Mccoshen
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...more
Sol
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...more
Jim Whitefield
In Grisham's fourth '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...more
Abduraafi Andrian
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.
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
Kathy
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...more
Vaughn Ohlman
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...more
Sandy (WI girl at heart)
Just finished John Grisham's "Theodore Boone: The Accused". A quick read of 2 to 3 hours but real simple story of good VS bad. While it's been awhile since I read the last Theodore Boone book in this series it was easy to pick-up his life where the last book left off. And yet the book is good as a stand alone read too! Great read for YA and teens!!

Would I read it again: maybe. Would I recommend it to others: yes.
Jeff Yoak
Another great YA offering from Grisham. Applying applying my standard for YA-aimed fiction -- can I read and enjoy it -- this passes with flying colors. Alex has been uncharacteristically slow with this series. I thought he was disinterested and just didn't want to bail on a series he knows that I like, but it turns out that he's lost the kindle that has it. I can't wait until he gets to The Accused.
Barb
Sure like this series! This one was especially good yet frightening because it showed how easily someone could be set up to look like he committed a crime. Theodore is just a nice, VERY interesting young man with good, supportive parents and a goal for his future -- would love to have him as a student!
Joy
I really enjoyed this third book in the Theodore Boone series. I understand why this series is so popular with my 6th grade students. There are mysteries to solve and an 8th grade kid lawyer. He is surrounded by good friends and a family that loves and trusts him. Anyway, I enjoyed the story. I just found out that there is a fourth book and I will probably read that one as we'll. I would definitely have been all over this series as a kid. I have really enjoyed many of Grisham's novels for adults...more
Hannah
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Cinnapatty
This was a good book. Much better than the second book in the T.B. kid lawyer series. That one bordered on too much disrespect towards adults and not really being believable. This time Theodore is The Accused! That was something I didn't expect. The story starts out re-capping a man who was accused in a previous book. At first I thought I'd read this book already, but realized it was just a re cap. There are a lot of issues in this book that make Theodore think hard. The line between black and w...more
Matt
I always enjoy a little change of scenery, even when it comes to books. Grisham, while the legal master that he is, offers up an excellent 'junior legal beagle' series, perhaps in an attempt to hook readers at a young age and then offer them some decent legal books when they have matured past the Boone stage of their life. Of all 'adult' authors I have read, Grisham surely takes the cake.

In the third Boone saga, Grisham continues to build on the teen lawyer, Theo Boone, and his life in Smalltown...more
VaultOfBooks
By John Grisham. Theodore Boone Series #3. Grade A
John Grisham needs no introduction. The master of legal thrillers, storyteller extraordinaire has come up with another excellent story in The Accused. This one’s slightly different. His Theodore Boone stories are actually targeted at the audience in the age group of 8-13.
Theodore Boone is the thirteen-year-old who knows more about the law than most adult lawyers. He certainly never expected to be a victim of crime himself. But then his bike is va...more
NCPL Teenzone
Have you ever had a bad day and just wished you could have a do-over? Theo's had a bad week and it only seems to be going downhill as the minutes tick by. Monday was supposed to be the first day of the re-trial of Pete Duffy, the man accused of murdering his wife. Theo helped to bring a surprise witness to the court's attention earlier, which resulted in a mistrial. Theo was lucky enough to get excused from school to watch the new trial but Duffy never showed up and is now a fugitive. When Theo...more
Betty-Ann
This is the third in Grisham’s Theodore Boone series. Theodore is a 12 year old boy whose parents are both lawyers. Dad is a real estate lawyer and Mom a divorce lawyer, his Uncle Ike was a lawyer but Theo wants to become a judge. He has spent a lot of time in and around law offices and the courthouse. In fact, in “pet court”, Theo has helped out a number of clients and
The book opens with the continuation of book two. The murder trial of Pete Duffy is about to begin and that is all anyone can t...more
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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...more
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