Theodore Boone

Theodore Boone

The Activist

Book - 2013
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Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.

But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed.

Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn't on his side, and there's very little anyone can do to end the destruction.

Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan - a secret it is illegal for him to know - Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law... without breaking it himself.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
ISBN: 9781444763461
9781444763447
Characteristics: 289, 6 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Activist

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bridgetkgb
Aug 15, 2015

Having read a number of John Grisham's books, this was different - it was light , easy reading but still informative on the legal jargon and stuff. Good start for the younger age group.

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libraryjul
Jul 02, 2015

This is a great book! I really, really liked it. For me, the cover was a bit misleading, I thought it was going to be a bit more sombre and scary, like the other books in the series. I also liked it a lot because you learn a bit about politics, law and legal procedures. I still think there could be a bit more character development, especially around Theo.

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NoahBoa
Jul 10, 2014

OMIGOSH this book was amazing!

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BushViper_Green_64
Jul 03, 2014

My heart was pounding after I read what happened to Judge Boone.

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queen770801
Oct 02, 2013

never ending thrill

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APPLEWHITE
May 12, 2013

Awesome

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bridgetkgb
Aug 15, 2015

bridgetkgb thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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BushViper_Green_64
Jul 03, 2014

BushViper_Green_64 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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hsienchen
Jul 02, 2013

hsienchen thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Mimi30
Oct 22, 2014

Building an extra four-lane highway across three soccer fields and an elementary school yard, seems to be a bad idea. Polluting the air with hazardous chemicals and gases, the idea of a bypass would be a great idea; at least to some people.

Theodore Boone didn't like the idea of this at all. Theodore thought that it would be a bad idea to pollute the air where many kids would be playing. for this reason, Theodore Boone was prepared to fight, although he didn't know what he was in for.

Theodore an his friends create a campaign that most of his schoolmates and families are involved in, hoping that this would help stop the bypass. Create a moving video and make safety masks. You would think that this would stop the bypass, but think again.

The people in favour will fight until they get what they want, but Theodore and his supporters will fight twice as hard, for what's right.

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blue_dog_7466
Jul 21, 2014

what is an activist?

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