The Abduction

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure and the stakes are higher than ever.When his best friend April disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone who knows April better than anyone has answers.As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skillTheodore Boone is back in a new adventure and the stakes are higher than ever.When his best friend April disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone who knows April better than anyone has answers.As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save his best friend.Filled with the page turning suspense that made John Grisham a 1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone s trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.
The Abduction Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure and the stakes are higher than ever When his best friend April disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night no one not even Theo Boone who knows A

  • Title: The Abduction
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780525425571
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Abduction”

    1. Definitely a wonderful and engaging read! I loved the first in the series but felt it was somewhat unrealistic. Since then I've really gained a new appreciation for the Theodore Boone books and I love that Grisham has written a series that hopefully will inspire younger readers to pursue law and police work as a field of interest. Theodore himself is a really admirable guy who'll put his love of legal investigation to the test when it comes to helping his friends.

    2. Grisham is making me crazy with this book. It's like he decided to write for kids, but he doesn't actually know any kids and he just doesn't know how to write for them. And I'm not sure what his editor was thinking when she let so many unrealistic things stay in this book (see my previous updates). You can't abandon reality to make your story work out the way you want it to. That's a cop-out and lazy writing. That's gripe #1. Gripe #2: Grisham doesn't seem to understand that kids can handle scar [...]

    3. Theodore Boone: The Abduction In the second installment of the series, Theodore’s best friend April is kidnapped from her home in Stratford. As the police go through her room, they are led to believe her lost cousin, recently escaped criminal Jack Leeper, abducted her. Theodore, being very distraught, goes to his Uncle Ike for support and advice. After a few days, Theo starts to be unsatisfied with the lack of investigation the police are doing since they found Jack Leeper as a suspect. Theo a [...]

    4. Good ReadsTheodore Boone the Abduction by John Grisham is a realistic fiction about how Theo’s best friend April went missing one night out of the blue in their small hometown. Theodore is now devastated by this and is doing everything he can to locate April and figure out who kidnapped her. Multiple people believe it was Jack Leeper who is April’s uncle that kidnapped her because he escaped from prison at the same time she went missing. I like this book because the vocabulary was easy and t [...]

    5. Oh, John Grishamybe I'm nostalgic when remembering your adult books that I've read in the past but this YA book just isn't doing it for me. What happened to your writing skills? This book is exciting, yes, but also predictable. Very predictable. And sure, it's targeted to 6th through 8th graders but you're really selling them short with the lack of advanced vocabulary in this book.Theodore Boone: The Abduction is an okay book. I can understand its appeal: it's fast-paced, it's exciting, it's a g [...]

    6. Theodore Boone: the Abduction by John GrishamHave you ever read any of John Grisham’s crime thrillers? He is well known to be a great author for adult crime novels. Although he’s mainly an adult author, he is also known for his children’s series, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. It sounds pretty clever to create a kids version of his bestselling books, right? Wrong. This is really just a poorly-written version of his adult books, with a weaker plot. It’s not a deep, brain-snatching book. The [...]

    7. I really liked this book. i've read it before, but i had a frantic rush around to find something to fit into one of my 2 last categories. This is about Theodore Boone, a 13 year old wannabe lawyer who's best friend goes missing and so he thinks it's his job to find her. an awesome adventure, and probably the most realistic book i've ever read.I decided to read this book because i either had to read a book written in 2010 or 2011 or one written by a New Zealander, and i chose the first option. Th [...]

    8. I first read John Grisham during a summer holiday many years ago. I was poking through my uncle's library looking for something to read and he recommends "The Firm". I never heard of him before, but my uncle is a lawyer so no surprise he'd picked it up :)I read it and I was hooked. I read almost all of his books including the non-lawyer stuff. So of course when Theodore Boone came around I just have to pick it up. This is actually a children's book, a charming one at that. For me it's like a fai [...]

    9. This was a cute easy read. I enjoyed the view point from Theodore, 13 year old boy. It is a very clean story which any teen should be able to enjoy.

    10. This was a very good mystery book! It started with this guy in 8th grade named Theodore (Theo) Boone. Theo really likes the law and already knows a lot about it, mostly because both of his parents are lawyers! When he's not reading or at school, he'll be working in his mothers law firm! Theo's worst fear becomes a reality when his best friend April goes missing! It's up to him and his friends to save her! Theo looks day and night for clues or anything that can be useful! The town is fearing the [...]

    11. This book was a somewhat light read. For someone looking for a quick, easy read, this mistery novel should be on the top of your list. "The Abduction" is a strong sequel to "Kid Lawyer", as it begins with a big problem: Theo's best friend, April, has gone missing. Throughout the book, Theo and his friends must try and find April before it is too late. Along the way, he must avoid some stressful situations with adults, stay determined to do the right thing, and hang onto the hope that his friend [...]

    12. The theme of "Theodore Boone, The Abduction", is life isn't always what you think. For example, in the book, they thought Jack Leeper kidnapped April Finnemore, when really his dad just came to pick her up and didn't tell anyone.

    13. 3.5 Stars. This is an enjoyable book and I am enjoying the series. Very light and easy reading. However I do feel the Mickey Bolitar books by Harlan Coben has put these books in the shade. A good read for children aged between 10 and 14 I feel. I will continue with the series.

    14. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone-who knows April better than anyone-has answers.

    15. This book was a little bit better than the first book in my opinion. I think that the theme is that the main character can do a lot of stuff that most kids can't do. I will read the next book and see if I think if that one is any better or worse because the first book was worse than the second.

    16. Theodore's friend April, who comes from a wildly dysfunctional family, disappears from her house in the middle of the night. She's been corresponding with a distant relative who has just escaped from jail, Leeper. When he appears in town, and the police head right to him. He claims to have information, but only if the police cut him a deal for his other crimes. Meanwhile, April's drugged out mother is wild with anguish, and Theodore is not happy with the police investigation, and he's having tro [...]

    17. In Theodore Boone: The Abduction, one of the messages the author is portraying is don’t take word for everything somebody says because it may not always be the truth. Another idea is that one should never give up on their friends and family. No matter what they are going through, you should always be with them. Theodore Boone: The Abduction is about how Theo’s best friend April mysteriously disappears one night. Everyone thinks that a man named Jack Leaper took April because he escaped from [...]

    18. I was really disappointed by this. It never felt alive to me, even as alive as the first book. I'm really disappointed in Grisham. I think he figures it is ok to be sloppy in writing kids thrillers/mysteries and it was a quick buck. Shame on him. Somehow it always felt a few steps away from being "real". Usually if a book is at least decent, I can see the book in action in my mind while reading it. This always felt at a distance to me, as if I could only see it through a fogged up glass or somet [...]

    19. I didn't love The Abduction as much as the first Theodore Boone novel. Not that it wasn't well done. It had more of the fast paced, throw the facts out there, parts that a lot of Grisham novels have. I think what bothered me was that somewhere I saw that these books were intended for a very young, pre-teen audience. I have a daughter that will be in that age range very soon, and I felt that this would have been too scary for her.The focus on the story is the disappearance of Theo's good friend A [...]

    20. I recently finished Theodore Boone, The Abduction by John Grisham. First of all let me say I absolutely loved this book. Its genre would fall into mystery, plus it was an action packed book. I don't think I have any connections to this book, the closest I would probably get would be having to move from California and leaving my best friend. This book is about a boy named Theodore (Theo) who parents are both lawyers. This is the second book in the series, in the first on Theo helps with a case of [...]

    21. Well, this was a big whooping fail of a book. At first I thought just the writing was bad but the case was rather interesting. Sure, every character's like a cardboard cut out and Theo is an annoying know-it-all with no soul (and only develops some sort of feelings when he thinks the girl he is in love with has died, wow) but an abduction is rather interesting. Well, yes, through it all you have to to deal with Grisham's annoyingly conservative ideas about the world (see, if both parents are bus [...]

    22. The book "Theodore Boone: The Abduction, by John Grisham" is a phenomenal book with its misleading plot points sprinkled about the book, both confusing the reader and interesting it at the same time. The book is namely about the story of Theodore Boone's best friend April Finnemore (from book 1). What happens to April is that, her mother stumbles upon her room empty and with April no where in sight. After calling the police, they conclude on the high chance of April being abducted. Theo is soon [...]

    23. The authors message in this book was you may have doubts but if you keep working you will be successful. This story takes place at Theo's house, school, and courtroom. This book is in Theodore Boone's prospective. Theo's best friend April has been kidnapped in the middle of the night. Theo has to figure out who did it and why they did it. The main suspect is April's pen pal Jack Leeper who is a wanted criminal.This book in my opinion was one of my favorites. This related to me in no way because [...]

    24. In contrast to its serious book title and appearance, this book was pretty easy to read and did not require much thinking or reasoning skills to keep track of the events. Yet, I really liked the tightly organized plot line and the profound description and illustration of the characters. Obviously, it was about an abduction of a thirteen-year-old girl April and her friend Theo’s journey to rescue her. The author does not use any specific literary technique but faithfully portrays his story in a [...]

    25. Carrie Ackerson, for MysteriesTheodore Boone: the Abduction is the second of John Grisham’s Young Adult novels about an eighth-grade boy who wants to be a lawyer. Most of the Courthouse people know Theo…the Courthouse is his favorite place to be! In this book Theo searches for and finds his female friend (but not girlfriend) April, who had mysteriously vanished from her home during the night. Theo also observes that “world famous” items seldom are, rides his bicycle extensively, and lame [...]

    26. I loved this book. It had a sense of humor which other mystery books don't usually have. I like how policemen from the workforce never seem to let a kid even try and help on a case until he is able to prove himself. As his best friend April had gone missing and he was the last person to see her. They asked him a lot of questions from time to time. After the third meeting they decided to meet after two days. He didnt show up he decided to investigate instead. He came back and during a questionar [...]

    27. As the only child of two busy and successful attorneys, eighth grader Theo Boone is very intelligent. When not in school or hanging out with his friends, Theo spends his spare time in his parents law office. Theo was always familiar with the law. It came in handy when his best friend April, disappears from her house one night. April's home life is a mess. Her mother has a drug problem, and her father is always on the road with his failing band. While the police track down leads, Theo takes actio [...]

    28. Ok--I liked the first Theodore Boone because it didn't talk down to kids--it had interesting info about law, lawyers and how law works. There was a real immigration issue and while the characters were not very fleshed out, they were Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew like, and this was the first book. I liked the info on trials, it wasn't dumbed down for kids, but it did explain how things work.BUT this one had no intersting characters, the trial info was not there, and it just was TOO dated, uninteresting [...]

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