Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

This book is more for the younger crowd, but I still enjoyed it immensely!

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer is about a boy who has an interest in law. Throughout the series Theodore helps his friends with their problems using his expertise in law.                 In the first book he finds himself in the middle of a case much bigger than he’s used to. Theodore knows something about a murder trail that could set a man free or imprison him.
In the second book Theodore’s friend April is kidnapped. When Theodore sees that the police aren’t doing a good enough job, he takes matters into his own hands. Can he find April before something bad happens?
There are two more books in the series so far. I didn’t read them though. I really enjoyed these books when I was 12-13, but then they got a little boring and predictable. But for the 11-13 range, I definitely recommend them! The series is written by John Grisham

1st book: Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer   263 pages   22 chapters
2nd book: Theodore Boone: The Abduction   217 pages   24 chapters
3rd book: Theodore Boone: The Accused   304 pages   ? chapters
4th book: Theodore Boone: The Activist   272 pages   ? chapters

Happy Reading,
Maddie

J.K. Rowling’s Secret Book

The news was released that J.K. Rowling has actually written and published more books than even her number one fans know about.
She used the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling. Robert Galbraith was ex-military, he came up with the idea to write a story about a war veteran turned private investigator who is called in to probe the mysterious death of a model- usatoday.com 
J.K. Rowling went about this very well, but she was no match for The Sunday Times.
The Sunday Times claimed it was investigating “how a first-time author with a background in the army and the civilian security industry could write such an assured debut novel” when it connected the dots. The paper said clues included the fact that Rowling and Galbraith shared the same agent and editor, and that Little, Brown published Rowling’s novel for adults, “The Casual Vacancy.” It also said the book’s style and subject matter resembled Rowling’s work.– usatoday.com
J.K. Rowling said it was nice to be able to write a book without people reading just because she she wrote it, and to get genuine feedback on the book.
Have any of you read The Cuckoo’s Calling?  If so, what was your opinion of it?

Good work Sunday Times!!
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/

And quotes in italics from… http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/07/14/jk-rowling-crime-book/2515595/

Happy Reading,
Maddie