The son of two lawyers, thirteen year old Theo Boone hopes to someday be a famous trial lawyer or great judge. He spends much of his free time at the courthouse, and his classmates come to him for legal advise when they or their families have trouble. Theo never imagines his mini law practice will put him in the middle of the biggest murder trial his town has seen in his lifetime.
I knew about this book/series for a while, but never felt much interest in it until I started working on my mystery parents guide. It turned out to be quite good. Theo has a slight crush on a grown-up lady, but she barely notices him. The plot centers around a murder trial, so I wouldn’t recommend it for very young kids, but children ten and up should be good. Also, the ending to this book doesn’t resolve the story (nor do the next two). I have the fourth book out from the library now.