Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review- The Activist by John Grisham


Though he's only thirteen, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After having been falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.


Theodore Boone The Activist by John Grisham is the story of a thirteen year old boy Theo, who has adventures with the law. This is actually the fourth book in the Theodore Boone series but its not necessary to read them in order. Each book has its own closure though the people in Theo's life are seen again.

At first, I was a bit hesitant to see the way Theo was being portrayed considering he is only thirteen and thirteen year olds don't think the way he thought. Theo was really mature but he had the naivete of a kid. Thoe's parents are both lawyers and that is where the whole support system behind him is based. There are many people in his life who stand behind him all along.

In the small town where Theo lives, the government has decided to construct a new bypass which would help decrease the traffic for the truckers and other businessmen. But what they are ignoring to say is that it requires a huge amount of money because of which school teachers and janitors are being laid off. The bypass would go through a huge amount of land destroying nature and it would be really close to another school.

Theo actually doesn't want to get involved in the whole thing where nasty politics are taking place. But when an incident happens he can't help but become the Activist. This was unlike any other book I've read. John Grisham is intimately familiar with the law and it came through really well in the book. I got to know a lot of new stuff and see it all through a thirteen year old's eyes.

Fans of law and mystery should definitely check this series out. And even though the protagonist is only thirteen there is no immaturity in the book. On the other had it just gives us hope that anyone, young or old can make a change by going the right way of law. Theodore Boone the Activist was a unique and well written book.

*Note: This book was provided by Hachette India in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. I have heard of John Grisham but haven't read any of his books. This one seems like an interesting read but I'm not a big fan of law books. Great review Janhvi :)

  2. i got this from Hachette India too for review and this was actually my first Grisham book.....still it was moderately good.

    like your review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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