terça-feira, 22 de junho de 2010

"Theodore Boone" no The Whashinton Post

by Mary Quattlebaum

Mega-seller John Grisham swelled the ranks of crossover writers last month with his first middle-grade novel, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Dutton, $16.99; ages 8-12). The only child of two attorneys, Theo, 13, loves courtrooms, "where lawyers battled like gladiators and judges ruled like kings." Unfortunately, a belabored story set-up and melodramatic whodunit mar this effort. Even young readers curious about legal matters may be put off by Theo's priggish tendency to advise peers and teachers rather than converse in a friendlier style.

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