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I thoroughly enjoy Grisham's books and was looking forward to this one, even though I knew it was a children's book.
The plot is slow and unexciting, with no real sense of conclusion. Whilst I appreciate it is a children's book, the level of exposition is far too high and treats its audience like dimwits e.g. going as far as to explain what a judge is.
The characters are shallow and unbelievable, a class of 13 year old boys who show no intererst in girls and don't have cell phones? Or the main character who is far too perfect for a boy his age, or the fact that this is a state school that has classes of 16 children per class.
As a set up for a sequel there is some promise, the potential intrigue around Theo's uncle and the roll over from this story possibly.
I'll give the next book a chance, but to be honest, based on this Grisham should stick to adult fiction.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I have read many John Grisham books and generally feel very inclined towards reading more. I appreciate this was a childrens book but felt this was just not very interesting I couldnt care less about any of the characters and Theodore Boone had no substance to him in my opinion. I finished it just and can see that there are other Theodore Boone books following on. I for one will be on the other side of the street walking in the opposite direction from them!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is my second review on a John Grisham book and seriously this is almost kindergarten stuff. Boring, sentimental rubbish. Nothing like pumping out a book that barely rises above mediocre. Dont bother wasting a credit on this one.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
If John Grisham wrote this story to reach a wider audience, I think he will succeed. This novel is far less technical than his legal thrillers, and much less tense. Still, the story moves along with pace and humour, and the characters are all believable and interesting.
The narrator does a good job and by the end I was hoping the book would go on longer. Great story, brilliantly told.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful