Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Listen to a sample

What to expect

THEODORE BOONE’S best friend April has disappeared in the middle of the night.

The only suspect is an escaped convict, and he won’t give them any answers.

Thirteen-year-old Theo – the son of two lawyers – knows the criminal justice system. Terrified that he’ll never see April again, he begins his own investigation.
But as the days drag on with no new leads, Theo starts to think the police are chasing the wrong person. Can he hunt down the truth and find his friend – or is it really too late?

(P)2011 Penguin Audio

Critics Review

  • Praise for THEODORE BOONE:

    Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.

    The New York Times
  • Gripping… I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.

    Scholastic News
  • There’s a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer… fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo’s adventures to come.

    Sunday Express
  • If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham’s Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you.

    Sunday Times
  • Contemporary lit for young readers has its icons: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl. Make way for the new kid on the block.

    USA Today
  • Praise for John Grisham:

    Nobody does legal fiction better.

    Daily Express

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to get tailored content recommendations, product updates and info on new releases. Your data is your own: we commit to protect your data and respect your privacy.