That Nosy Kid

The Scandal sees our hero mired in his sixth adventure when a scandal (what else?) blows up in the schoolyard and beyond, involving teachers and his best friend, April.

Written by Shantanu David | Published:June 11, 2016 1:30 am

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Book Name – the scandal

Author – John Grisham

Publisher – Hodder

Pages – 212

Price – Rs 299

Like his colleague Harlan Coben, and indeed several other veteran writers, John Grisham has begun catering for a new audience: children. Grisham’s contribution to the genre (specifically the 8-13 years old demographic) is Theodore Boone, a thirteen year old “lawyer”, in that he is well-versed with the law and has argued at various courts, including the highest in the land. He just isn’t a lawyer. Technically.

In any case, The Scandal sees our hero mired in his sixth adventure when a scandal (what else?) blows up in the schoolyard and beyond, involving teachers and his best friend, April. As their careers and futures get jeopardised, Theodore and his cohorts must race against the clock to get to the bottom of the case. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, and of course, our young and intrepid not-quite-lawyer and his friends get past them.

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