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Theodore Boone: The Activist

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Overview

Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.  But he's comethrough it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. But sometimes the law doesn't seem so just. His friendHardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for abypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses andschools 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 toend the destruction.  Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when hestumbles 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 thedevelopers from breaking the law... without breaking it himself.
John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the fourth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.
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Overview

Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.  But he's comethrough it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. But sometimes the law doesn't seem so just. His friendHardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for abypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses andschools 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 toend the destruction.  Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when hestumbles 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 thedevelopers from breaking the law... without breaking it himself.
John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the fourth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.
Continue Reading

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Meet the Author

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John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and four novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Biography

As a young boy in Arkansas, John Grisham dreamed of being a baseball player. Fortunately for his millions of fans, that career didn't pan out. His family moved to Mississippi in 1967, where Grisham eventually received a law degree from Ole Miss and established a practice in Southaven for criminal and civil law. In 1983, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

While working as an attorney, Grisham witnessed emotional testimony from the case of a young girl's rape. Naturally inquisitive, Grisham's mind started to wander: what if the terrible crime yielded an equally terrible revenge? These questions of right and wrong were the subject of his first novel, A Time to Kill (1988), written in the stolen moments before and between court appearances. The book wasn't widely distributed, but his next title would be the one to bring him to the national spotlight. The day after he finished A Time to Kill, Grisham began work on The Firm (1991), the story of a whiz kid attorney who joins a crooked law firm. The book was an instant hit, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.

With the success of The Firm, Grisham resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives to focus exclusively on his writing. What followed was a string of bestselling legal thrillers that demonstrated the author's uncanny ability to capture the unique drama of the courtroom. Several of his novels were turned into blockbuster movies.

In 1996, Grisham returned to his law practice for one last case, honoring a promise he had made before his retirement. He represented the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job, the case went to trial, and Grisham won the largest verdict of his career when the family was awarded more than $650,000.

Although he is best known for his legal thrillers, Grisham has ventured outside the genre with several well-received novels (A Painted House, Bleachers, et al) and an earnest and compelling nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly wrong (The Innocent Man). The popularity of these stand-alones proves that Grisham is no mere one-trick pony but a gifted writer with real "legs."


Good to Know

A prolific writer, it takes Grisham an average of six months to complete a novel.

Grisham has the right to approve or reject whoever is cast in movies based on his books. He has even written two screenplays himself: Mickey and The Gingerbread Man.

Baseball is one of Grisham's great loves. He serves as the local Little League commissioner and has six baseball diamonds on his property, where he hosts games.


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Hometown: Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
Date of Birth: 08 February, 1955
Place of Birth: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Education: B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

Overview

Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.  But he's comethrough it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. But sometimes the law doesn't seem so just. His friendHardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for abypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses andschools 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 toend the destruction.  Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when hestumbles 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 thedevelopers from breaking the law... without breaking it himself.
John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the fourth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.
Continue Reading

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Language: English
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