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Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do wha Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right.  


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Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do wha Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. As Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself in the middle of the battle. When he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, Theo will confront bigger risks than ever to himself and those he loves. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right.  

30 review for Theodore Boone: The Activist

  1. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    -----Spoiler Alert-----Four down, two to go. The boy-wonder saves the day (or in this case, the town) once again. Theo is quite amazing in an eighth grader kind of way. "We start out with Theodore Boone, a star student winning another debate contest. Everybody is proud of him. A few days later, Theo goes on a boy scout camping trip. Every thing goes well until the troublemaker of the group, Percy, somehow gets bitten by a copperhead snake. This puts the whole troop in chaos and Theo is suspended -----Spoiler Alert-----Four down, two to go. The boy-wonder saves the day (or in this case, the town) once again. Theo is quite amazing in an eighth grader kind of way. "We start out with Theodore Boone, a star student winning another debate contest. Everybody is proud of him. A few days later, Theo goes on a boy scout camping trip. Every thing goes well until the troublemaker of the group, Percy, somehow gets bitten by a copperhead snake. This puts the whole troop in chaos and Theo is suspended as patrol leader. Theo is unhappy for a few days until his friend Hardie talks to him about an issue for a bypass. The government wants to take Hardie's land for the bypass using Eminent Domain but Hardie's family doesn't want this to happen. Then, a few days later, when Hardie, Theo, his dog Judge, and some friends are at Hardie's house, they get into a fight with people making the bypass. As Judge tries to protect Theo, he gets hit several times by a wooden pole and is taken to the vet. He is in a critical condition and near death. Theo stays with him day and night and Judge survives. The thugs are taken to court and are found guilty and put in jail. Theo now devotes his full attention to opposing the bypass. He and his friends go all around town to find bad effects of the bypass. Many of Theo's scout friends join his team. Then Theo and his team make a video with all the bad effects and it becomes a big success. On the day that the commissioners will decide whether the bypass will be built or not, Theo makes a big speech in front of many people and two commissioners vote for the bypass, two vote against it, an one abstains from voting so the bypass is not built. Theo and his friends are very happy."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Clara Roberts

    This book dealt with building a by- pass in the city. Grisham's early books were rather interesting and informative. He has devolved into a left-wing flak.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Zach P

    Theodore Boone is a series written by John Grisham. The series is one of my favorites to read. The books are about Theodore Boone, a kid lawyer who fights crime in the city of Strattenburg. Although he is only 13 he has been involved in a murder trial, an abduction and more. In this book, the city has proposed a plan to build a bypass to reduce traffic on a busy street. Although it may sound like a good idea, there are many negative effects. The family of one of Theo's best friends lives on a fa Theodore Boone is a series written by John Grisham. The series is one of my favorites to read. The books are about Theodore Boone, a kid lawyer who fights crime in the city of Strattenburg. Although he is only 13 he has been involved in a murder trial, an abduction and more. In this book, the city has proposed a plan to build a bypass to reduce traffic on a busy street. Although it may sound like a good idea, there are many negative effects. The family of one of Theo's best friends lives on a farm that has been in the family for generations but is in the path of the proposed bypass. The state will take it away from them using eminent domain. The family is heartbroken and comes to Theo for help. There is not much he can do, until he hears about the slimy people behind the building of the bypass. This book is my favorite out of the series. One of the best things about it was that it was a fast read and impossible to put down. The story had a lot of action, surprises and interesting twists. John Grisham also does a great job with the vivid details, and makes the dilemma feel like it is happening in front of you. I love mysteries and this was a good one. I highly recommend this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    This has to be my favoorite book in the series so far. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and it was an exciting read for a YA thriller. Ike is still my favourite character as he is so nice and calm and cares so much for Theo, especially when he volunteers to stay in the vet's all night with him when Judge is unconcious. These books are very well aimed at their younger audience and keep you reading right through. I like John Grisham's style of writing as I have with his senior fiction bo This has to be my favoorite book in the series so far. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and it was an exciting read for a YA thriller. Ike is still my favourite character as he is so nice and calm and cares so much for Theo, especially when he volunteers to stay in the vet's all night with him when Judge is unconcious. These books are very well aimed at their younger audience and keep you reading right through. I like John Grisham's style of writing as I have with his senior fiction books. I will definitely carry on reading other books in the series when they are published.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Guguk

    Lumayan juga jeda terbitnya dari jilid 3 (≧◡≦) seneng akhirnya buku ini terbit di sini~ Pertama, [sok] ngritik dulu ... terjemahannya mungkin yang agak-agak? Soal penulisan angka, trus ada 1-2 yang kalimatnya jadi bikin "iya apa nggak nih? kalo iya, iya aja, jangan yang nggak-nggak" 。゚( ゚^∀^゚)゚。 //janganngelawakgaringguk //apalagingetawainguyonansendiri Untungnya masih bisa ditebak sendiri walau ga pake kunci jawaban~ Ceritanya ... ∑d(°∀°d) soal infrastruktur (di sini berupa pembangunan jalan), paj Lumayan juga jeda terbitnya dari jilid 3 (≧◡≦) seneng akhirnya buku ini terbit di sini~ Pertama, [sok] ngritik dulu ... terjemahannya mungkin yang agak-agak? Soal penulisan angka, trus ada 1-2 yang kalimatnya jadi bikin "iya apa nggak nih? kalo iya, iya aja, jangan yang nggak-nggak" 。゚( ゚^∀^゚)゚。 //janganngelawakgaringguk //apalagingetawainguyonansendiri Untungnya masih bisa ditebak sendiri walau ga pake kunci jawaban~ Ceritanya ... ∑d(°∀°d) soal infrastruktur (di sini berupa pembangunan jalan), pajak, hukum, semua dijelaskan dengan gamblang ala anak-anak, karena si Theo yang berumur 13 tahun berperan mewakili pembaca dengan bertanya, "Itu maksudnya apa?" yang lantas dijelaskan tanpa bertele-tele. Belum lagi kisah sampingan saat mereka berkemah, yang nggak terlalu terhubung dengan cerita utama, tapi sangat berperan dalam menjelaskan karakter-karakter maupun situasi yang bisa ditemui dan dialami dalam hidup ini (─‿‿─) //sokbijak. Tapi asli sih, pas kejadian (view spoiler)[Theo harus menelan pil pahit itu, rasanya semua ketidakadilan yang kualami selama masa remaja jadi teringat kembali rasa pedihnya XDD //lebay. Hal yang bisa juga terjadi saat dewasa~ (hide spoiler)] Soal penokohan, mungkin tipe konsumen masa kini akan merasa Theo dan keluarga Boone kelewat 'standard Amerika', dan sama sekali bukan (view spoiler)[ ...maap (hide spoiler)] Maksudnya, di tengah maraknya tokoh 2D (entah dari buku / film / dll) yang menjunjung tinggi "diversity", Theo dkk tampil sangat "standard" dan ndak neko-neko (^=◕ᴥ◕=^) miauww~ Menurutku pribadi sih mau "diversity" oke, mau "standard" pun oke, karena di kenyataannya pun ada lingkungan yang isinya beragam, dan ada yang kurang beragam. Tinggal baek-baek ngajarin keberagaman di lingkungan yang kurang beragam, oke 'kan? Thank u, next~ Tadinya aku guyon bilang buku ini kayak "Lima Sekawan, tanpa tiga anak lainnya, dan tanpa Timmy". Tapi aku salah! Ada si Judge V●ᴥ●V❤ Sempat terjadi hal-hal (view spoiler)[yang sangat tidak diinginkan (ಥ﹏ಥ) //ngabisngabisinaermata (hide spoiler)] Aku bisa ngebayangin 'aku-usia-SD-SMP' bakalan suka dan semangat sekali baca buku ini. Tapi bahkan diriku yang sudah terlanjur tua sinis-bin-rewel-mendekati-nyinyir ini bisa merasakan kembalinya semangat masa muda~ ihiiyy~~ (≧▽≦) Apalagi pas adegan (view spoiler)[Theo yang udah dikasi 'senjata' itu malah memilih mempertahankan prinsipnya ketimbang menaklukkan lawan dengan mudah. Rasanya pengin... Puncaknya, saat dengar pendapat itu .... sangat (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ woohoo!! (hide spoiler)] Sangat memuaskan~ (っ˘ڡ˘ς) ...menuju jilid berikutnyaa~~

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carson J. Eisner

    The activist a great addition to the Theo Boone series. It expanded on Theo's character, and I would definitely recommend it to someone reading the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-)

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Roberts

    I am reviewing the novel Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham which is an excellent book which I bought from a local supermarket. I think this novel is aimed at teenagers but is still pretty good and relevant to older people. It's part of the Theodore Boone series and this is the 4th installment and these books have been quite successful regularly getting to the number 1 spot on the book charts. Grisham normally does legal thrillers and these books about a youngster whose parents are bot I am reviewing the novel Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham which is an excellent book which I bought from a local supermarket. I think this novel is aimed at teenagers but is still pretty good and relevant to older people. It's part of the Theodore Boone series and this is the 4th installment and these books have been quite successful regularly getting to the number 1 spot on the book charts. Grisham normally does legal thrillers and these books about a youngster whose parents are both prominent lawyers & Theodore himself advises people on the law and is a bit of a detective who solves cases. I haven't read the other 3 books but judging by this book they're probably pretty good. The plot is there is due to be a bypass built around Theodore's town which is still at the planning stage & his dad is responsible for getting the application through. His mum is opposed to it. One argument is that it will stifling development in the town & another is they will lose valuable rural land which is likely to be developed as a result. Someone who is drunk at the time tells Theodore that people are buying nearby land cheaply in the hope they can develop it as shopping centres etc after the bypass has been built and he looks at his dad's files and finds out that is accurate. According to the law he shouldn't have looked at his dad's files so he can't tell anyone what he read and has a bit of a dilemma. Naturally there is a happy ending and it makes a good story. A final point the book makes is when the local government is cash strapped and making cuts to services is it right that they make further cuts to justify building a bypass which in this book is $200 million.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Grisham weaves together a great story using his YA character Theodore Boone. Tackling the theme of community activism in all its forms,, Grisham explains this to the young reader using concrete examples, while tailoring a story to fill the educational moments. Eminent domain appears to be one of the key aspects of educational material and how governments use it to create infrastructure. Theodore Boone returns to being the kid lawyer phenomenon, for which he is so well known. He revisits the hall Grisham weaves together a great story using his YA character Theodore Boone. Tackling the theme of community activism in all its forms,, Grisham explains this to the young reader using concrete examples, while tailoring a story to fill the educational moments. Eminent domain appears to be one of the key aspects of educational material and how governments use it to create infrastructure. Theodore Boone returns to being the kid lawyer phenomenon, for which he is so well known. He revisits the hallowed halls of Animal Court, after a highly disturbing case of cruelty, which only fuels his fire to become an even stronger activist. Grisham is certain to show both sides of the issue, the fallout from holding a somewhat controversial opinion on a contentious issue. Full of humour and great legal education for the YA reader, Grisham conveys a great story that will keep the young reader flipping pages until bedtime. I cannot place the Grisham YA books on the same level as his legal and courtroom thrillers. While there is no parallel, the book serves its purpose quite well; as a means of educating and entertaining the 12-15 year old crowd. The issues are prevalent and the language properly geared to the reader, with a little hokiness to leave the adult reader glad there are some legal thrillers in the Grisham pipeline. In the age of bestselling authors creating YA series to broaden their fan base, Grisham does a splendid job keeping the young reader interested until the back cover. Kudos, Mr. Grisham on a great YA book. Keep them coming, but don't forget your adult readers, who love a good thriller.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Book #4 picks up a month after book #3 ends, opening with Theo's 8th grade debate team -- he's the captain and the star, of course -- in a contest against "...Central, the 'other' school in town and the great rival of Strattenburg Middle School" (p.3). This is another thoroughly enjoyable read. The "activist" part comes in first when Theo takes up the cause of his music teacher who is suddenly let go. It comes in second when a friend of Theo's wants him to get involved in protesting a controversia Book #4 picks up a month after book #3 ends, opening with Theo's 8th grade debate team -- he's the captain and the star, of course -- in a contest against "...Central, the 'other' school in town and the great rival of Strattenburg Middle School" (p.3). This is another thoroughly enjoyable read. The "activist" part comes in first when Theo takes up the cause of his music teacher who is suddenly let go. It comes in second when a friend of Theo's wants him to get involved in protesting a controversial bypass construction project that will take the friend's family farm and go right past an elementary school and heavily used soccer fields. The legal concept covered heavily in book #4 is that of eminent domain. I haven't mentioned this before, but each book teaches readers about some point of law. In all these books, I love Theo's interior monologues. He imagines himself saying such clever things to his adversaries but always stops himself before he says them aloud...and he's better off for his lack of follow through...whether he's talking to his parents or someone else. What a super talking point for those reading these novel along with those ages 8 and up.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    I really don't expect to be crying in the middle of a John Grisham book, certainly not a John Grisham YA book. But put an injured animal into the midst of the story? Yep, I was tearing up. The series has been a bit up and down for me so far in terms of my enjoyment. But this fourth book is probably my favorite. In addition to the heartbreaking and heartwarming incident with Theo's dog Judge, I was especially pleased that Theo did NOT take a risk and violate the ethics of law (whether or not he w I really don't expect to be crying in the middle of a John Grisham book, certainly not a John Grisham YA book. But put an injured animal into the midst of the story? Yep, I was tearing up. The series has been a bit up and down for me so far in terms of my enjoyment. But this fourth book is probably my favorite. In addition to the heartbreaking and heartwarming incident with Theo's dog Judge, I was especially pleased that Theo did NOT take a risk and violate the ethics of law (whether or not he would have been doing anything illegal). These nosy kid detectives often get away with way too much (yes, Trixie, I'm looking at you!) and it was nice to see Theo get into some trouble with Scouts, and take his punishment, and then have a tempting opportunity to stick it to the bad guy but recognized what he would be doing was wrong and did not give in to the temptation. I enjoyed the kids all rallying against the bypass project (even if it felt a bit implausible and over the top) and Judge came by at the end to make me a little misty once again.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mike French

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. When I ordered this book from the library I didn't realize it was a YA BOOK. I jumped right in as I have enjoyed US books from Stuart Gibbs and Carl Hiaasen.I found this book to be enjoyable and entertaining! Recommend to young and young at heart.There are 5 books in this series and I plan to read them all!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Oliver

    It’s a normal day in Strattenburg, almost. Pete Duffy is still missing, but there are other, more important, matters right now. One of those being the Red Creek Bypass, a four-lane highway that is planned to plow right through the pristine countryside, past a school, and through a soccer complex. One of Theo’s friends from boy scouts, Hardie Quinn, is the grandson of one of the homeowners of the land that could be seized by the state for the bypass. He asks for Theo’s advice on the matter, and h It’s a normal day in Strattenburg, almost. Pete Duffy is still missing, but there are other, more important, matters right now. One of those being the Red Creek Bypass, a four-lane highway that is planned to plow right through the pristine countryside, past a school, and through a soccer complex. One of Theo’s friends from boy scouts, Hardie Quinn, is the grandson of one of the homeowners of the land that could be seized by the state for the bypass. He asks for Theo’s advice on the matter, and he really tries to stay out of it. But, we know how good Theo is at this, right? I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found once again that the law content that was written was not at all incomprehensible. Grisham’s narration style does a great job of allowing the reader to picture the scene in their head. I found that it addresses issues such as the research of diesel and other fumes created by fuels and their effects on humans and the environment. I would choose to side with Theo on the matter, against the bypass, because it threatens the safety of all the children and soccer fans in the area. I will definitely continue to read this series, as well as recommend it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kishore Krishnamoorthy

    Another chapter in little Theo's life and another battle won. Of course, this one is very different from the previous ones. The plot looks subtle at first but as it gathers pace to kindle our emotions, it looks at its best. Our lead is Theo as always. This time supported by friends he fights for a social cause. As usual with his elegance and style John Grisham nails the climax voting part with Theo Boone at his best. On a lighter note, it reminds us that he(Theo) is growing day by day. The way i Another chapter in little Theo's life and another battle won. Of course, this one is very different from the previous ones. The plot looks subtle at first but as it gathers pace to kindle our emotions, it looks at its best. Our lead is Theo as always. This time supported by friends he fights for a social cause. As usual with his elegance and style John Grisham nails the climax voting part with Theo Boone at his best. On a lighter note, it reminds us that he(Theo) is growing day by day. The way in which the bypass problem is unveiled is great. All bases and expressions covered. Our eyes become watery when Judge gets beaten up by thugs trying to protect his only friend and brother Theo. The affection shown by Ike towards Theo doesn't need any explanation. Overall, yet another legal entertainer from Mr.Grisham which should definitely be in your must-read list. Way to go Theo!! Keep Smiling!! Always!!! :) :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Theo_C2

    I am currently reading the fourth book of Theodore Boone. I felt a range of emotions during the time reading this book such as anger, fear, sympathy, and stressfulness. During the start of the book it was calm and normal until the government decided to spend millions of dollars on a bypass. Theodore Boone was an activist against the bypass and is working on preventing it. He got into a fight with the factory workers.

  16. 4 out of 5

    s. fay

    I really liked this book. However not as good as the others in my opinion

  17. 5 out of 5

    Naamini Yonazi

    Second attempt to give John Grisham a chance since the first book I read was not at all interesting ... but this, this book, Theodore and Gang gave me hope.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jack Sutliff

    Some books in this series are better than the others this one was good but not as good as the others. I think that the theme was that not everything is not what it seems. The beginning of the book was bad for the main character then toward the end it got better for him.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hestia Istiviani

    I read in English but this review is written in Bahasa Indonesia Ceritanya, memanfaatkan birthday discount dari Periplus untuk membeli seri terbaru dari Theodore Boone. Eh ternyata, aku malah belum punya seri keempat. Syukurlah, ada akun instagram Yuk Beli Buku! yang kok kebetulan menjual seri keempat ini dengan harga yang miring banget! Tanpa banyak tanya, aku langsung beli :3 Gaya Bahasa, Kosa Kata, dan Penyampaian Masih sama dan masih terlihat adanya konsistensi dalam melakukan penyampaian cerit I read in English but this review is written in Bahasa Indonesia Ceritanya, memanfaatkan birthday discount dari Periplus untuk membeli seri terbaru dari Theodore Boone. Eh ternyata, aku malah belum punya seri keempat. Syukurlah, ada akun instagram Yuk Beli Buku! yang kok kebetulan menjual seri keempat ini dengan harga yang miring banget! Tanpa banyak tanya, aku langsung beli :3 Gaya Bahasa, Kosa Kata, dan Penyampaian Masih sama dan masih terlihat adanya konsistensi dalam melakukan penyampaian cerita ini. Perlu diketahui bahwa dalam setiap seri Theodore Boone, John Grisham mengangkat topik tertentu yang berbeda-beda. Misalnya saja pada buku ini, Theo dihadapkan dengan kasus mengenai pengambil alihan lahan pribadi untuk kepentingan kota membuat jalan tol. Di sinilah kemudian John Grisham memasukkan informasi megenai hukum-hukum yang berlaku di Amerika Serikat sana yang berkaitan dengan hal tersebut. Tetapi, mengingat buku ini ditujukan pada pembaca middle grade , bahasa yang digunakan tidak serumit apabila membaca karya John Grisham yang lainnya. Aku membaca buku ini dalam bahasa Inggris dan aku akui, tidak ada kosa kata yang sulit untuk dicerna. Istilah-istilah hukum disederhanakan sedemikian rupa agar pembaca tidak kebingungan. Plot Buku ini bercerita secara maju dengan sudut pandang orang ketiga serba tahu. Mungkin untuk memudahkan pembaca melihat bagaimana sekeliling para tokoh utama dalam cerita ini, meskipun sorotannya tetap saja Theo Boone. Tidak ada yang tergolong menarik untuk hal plot cerita. Penokohan Tokoh utama masih tetap sama, yakni keluarga Boone dari orang tua Theo hingga pamannya. Jangan lupakan juga anjing kesayangan Theo, Judge, yang mendapat beberapa bab khusus membahas mengenai dirinya. Dalam buku ini, Theo memang terlihat mengalami perkembangan karakter. Meskipun dari awal serial Theo sudah diciptakan untuk menjadi sosok yang menonjol (besar di tengah keluarga pengacara yang cukup kaya raya, siswa cerdas di sekolah, bermain golf setiap akhir pekan dan gaya hidup kelas atas) tetapi dalam The Activist mulai muncul karakter Theo sebagai remaja pada umumnya yang berusia 13 tahun: mulai berani beradu argumen dengan orang tuanya. Meskipun begitu, karakter tersebut tetap disampaikan oleh John Grisham sebagai karakter yang kritis, bukan asal menolak himbauan dari orang tuanya. Dan yang khas dari anak usia 13 tahun ialah keinginan tahuan yang besar akan politik, bagaimana mereka memandang politik sebagai suatu hal yang tidak adil. Aku tidak bisa mengatakan adanya tokoh lain yang menonjol dalam buku ini, karena benar-benar berpusat pada pola pikir Theo akan suatu politik yang dijalankan golongan tertentu untuk dapat membangun jalan raya baru di kota. Tokoh lain hanya berperan untuk memperkuat karakter Theo itu sendiri dan sebatas sebagai pendukung saja. Ide Cerita Sederhana sih. Theo dan 2 orang temannya menolak adanya pembuatan jalan raya baru. Pertama karena ia merasa bahwa negara tidak berhak mengambil properti pribadi (padahal hukum melegalkan adanya hal itu, dengan beberapa ketentuan tentunya) dan kedua karena ia berhasil dihasut oleh aktivis lingkungan di sana yang mengatakan bahwa pembangunan jalan akan merusak alam. Namun, yang aku rasa merupakan momen manis dalam cerita ini adalah bagian yang memperlihatkan ikatan yang kuat antara Theo dengan Judge, anjing kesayangannya itu. Mungkin selama ini di tiga buku sebelumnya, Judge hanya disinggung sebenar, bahkan hanya terlihat sebagai anjing yang setia menemani Theo ketika Theo berada di rumah. Tetapi dalam buku keempat ini, Judge diberikan ruang khusus. Yang seru lagi adalah John Grisham memberikan penjelasan mengenai Animal Court atau Pengadilan Hewan. Memang, di buku-buku sebelumnya hanya sebatas disebutkan saja, tetapi pada buku ini, John Grisham membahasnya dengan lebih dalam lagi. Menurutku, hal ini menambah informasi mengenai bentuk-bentuk pengadilan yang ada di Amerika sana. Bahkan hewan pun memiliki pengadilan tersendiri, menandakan bahwa sebagai makhluk hidup mereka pun dihargai. Sayangnya, buku keempat ini tidak fokus pada permasalahan yang disinggung pada buku pertama hingga ketiga, yakni mengenai Pete Duffy, lelaki yang diduga membunuh istrinya tersebut. Meskipun sempat disebut nama Pete Duffy dalam cerita, tetapi ternyata tidak ada paragraf yang merujuk pada lelaki tersebut ataupun kelanjutan kasusnya. Padahal yang membuat setiap serinya saling berkaitan yang mengenai kasus Pete Duffy tersebut. Untuk itulah aku tidak sampai memberikan 4 bintang, karena aku merasa benang merahnya hampir tidak ada. --- Buku ini bisa dibaca tanpa harus membaca ketiga seri sebelumnya, dan bacaan ini cukup ringan. Aku menyarankan membaca buku ini apabila kamu ingin tahu mengenai hukum yang berlaku di Amerika Serikat tanpa perlu mengerutkan dahi.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This is a great series that Santiago and I are both enjoying. This one and the first one (Kid Lawyer) have been my favorites so far.

  21. 4 out of 5

    kandy teixeira

    Theo Boone again !! Good quick read! Love Grisham! Adult books are all great stand alones. Started the youth series... quick reads but great stories!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ella P

    The Book I read was Theodore Boone The Activist by John Grisham. Theo is the only child to Mr. and Mrs. Boone, also know as the Boone and Boone layers. His parents are in the layer business so Theo knows his stuff pretty well. This book is about Theo and his friends fighting and unnecessary, in their opinion, bypass that the government wants to build on top of lots of homes and right next to a school along with a huge soccer complex with multiple fields. When Theo’s friend Hardie reached out to The Book I read was Theodore Boone The Activist by John Grisham. Theo is the only child to Mr. and Mrs. Boone, also know as the Boone and Boone layers. His parents are in the layer business so Theo knows his stuff pretty well. This book is about Theo and his friends fighting and unnecessary, in their opinion, bypass that the government wants to build on top of lots of homes and right next to a school along with a huge soccer complex with multiple fields. When Theo’s friend Hardie reached out to him about the bypass ruining Hardie’s family farm, Theo knows he has to do something. The bypass would ruin Hardie Quinn’s grandparent farm and all the fun memories that the Quinn family has had there. So Theo along with his dog, Hardie, many close friends, and a wide group of soccer parents set off to fight against the bypass. The only problem was that Theo and his friends could not vote or tell a representative what to do. So they had to show them. But after an unfortunate mishap with some workers for the bypass and Theo’s dog, Theo is determined to stop the bypass in anyway possible. One way included Theo being on the front page of the newspaper calling people who worked for the bypass “thugs”. Another attempt by Theo and his friend was to make a video, but did the video go down well? I really liked this book, I liked this book for many reasons. One reason was that even though I am not to interested in layer things and I don’t know much about it, the book did a very good job of explaining what was going on and how is affected Theo. I thought that this book was entertaining and informing because, this book had many good details that made me want to keep reading. This book was also informing because while I was reading I was learning some new things about the law and how the courtroom works. Also while I was reading this book I was agreeing with what the author had written about the arguments that were going on concerning the bypass. I really like this book and would give it a 4.5 star rating. I would give this rating because this was a great book, but at times I got a little angry at what was happening. This book left me with realizing that when the state tries to build more roads or what ever there is a much bigger proses than just voting. And at times some people are affected by what they are building in a good and bad way. I would recommend this book to 7th grade and above. I would recommend this because at times what the author was saying is a little hard to grasp. But this is really a great book, and I would recommend that you read it. Also there are more books in this series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    George G

    In the book Theodore Boone; the activist, John Grisham's main message is to not fight for what others want but for what one believes. In Strattensburg there is a new idea of a bypass going in. It all looks fantastic except for the fact of the people losing their homes, farms, and for the kids in Jackson Elementary who will soon be 100 feet away from the four lane highway. Theodore Boone is the protagonist in this book. The narrator tells this story in a third person limited view. It focuses on T In the book Theodore Boone; the activist, John Grisham's main message is to not fight for what others want but for what one believes. In Strattensburg there is a new idea of a bypass going in. It all looks fantastic except for the fact of the people losing their homes, farms, and for the kids in Jackson Elementary who will soon be 100 feet away from the four lane highway. Theodore Boone is the protagonist in this book. The narrator tells this story in a third person limited view. It focuses on Theo for the whole book. He joins the side against the bypass. It will not be and easy fight due to the fact that all the major politicians are in favor of it. As time move on it seems that more and more people feel that the bypass is a good idea. Soon Theo makes friends and gets to know a boy who's farm will be destroyed by trucks. Soon things get heated and a group as "thugs", as Theo refers to them as, hurt Theo's beloved dog judge. While Judge is in critical condition, Theo vows to stand up against the bypass. I thought this book was okay. At times it was surprising, exciting, and page turning. At others it was slow and dull. There where a few spots were I wished would end. Furthermore, in a previous book Theo is almost done with solving a case. At that moment the book ends. When I picked out this book, assuming that because it was the last book, it would cover some of the final trial. For an unknown reason it wasn't. I believe that John Grisham's choice of this topic to write about over the end of the trail is, for lack of a better word, is stupid. This topic he decided on, had barely any action. For a good part of the book, Theo is awaiting Judges return to being a normal dog. It is not until he decides to put an effort into stoping the bypass that the book gets interesting. From reading this book I now understand the causes of new roads or highways going in. To me in the past I have never thought of any bad things about putting in a new road or bypass. After reading this I have come to realize that when something new comes in, it is out with the old. In most cases these so call " old places" mean a lot to someone out there. If one has not read the previous books in this series, do not read this. Unless of course if you enjoy slow books, unlike me. If one has read the previous books, I would still read it to be able to say "I read the whole series".

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dakota Kahler

    Everybody wants to be a hero. That is every kids dream. Walk on the moon or wear a cape saving people is what we all wanted to do. What if I say you could be a hero by standing up for what is right? Would you be brave enough to do it? This is the problem Theodore Boone faced in “The Activist” by John Grisham. He has the evidence, enough power, and the people to stop an unneeded bypass ruining his town. But the question is, will it be enough? As you read this story, it will seem like the characters Everybody wants to be a hero. That is every kids dream. Walk on the moon or wear a cape saving people is what we all wanted to do. What if I say you could be a hero by standing up for what is right? Would you be brave enough to do it? This is the problem Theodore Boone faced in “The Activist” by John Grisham. He has the evidence, enough power, and the people to stop an unneeded bypass ruining his town. But the question is, will it be enough? As you read this story, it will seem like the characters are real. There are the parents of Theo, who own their own law firm. When John Grisham describes this firm, it seems as though you have been in it millions of times. John Grisham does a great job really describing the characters in a way that makes you feel like you know them. He really brings them to life. In this thrilling book, the town of Strattenburg is faced with an issue. The city wants to put in an unneeded bypass that would ruin acres of land. The problem is, this bypass would cost 200 million dollars that the city doesn’t have. John Grisham takes you on a wild ride while you follow the thrilling events taking place in this book. While reading the book I had multiple questions. I was always wondering what the outcome would be and would they get in trouble for what they have done? I liked these questions because it kept me intrigued. I felt as though the book was super glued to my hands because I couldn’t put it down. I always had to know what Theo and the gang were going to do next. This book is very thrilling. Now, if you aren’t into a book with law and crimes, you may not think the way I do. But in this book, Grisham takes us on rides nobody would have imagined coming from this book. He talks to us about a close friend of Theo’s getting beat up by nasty thugs that worked for the city. See, it’s events like this that only proves my point even more. I applaud Grisham for once again creating a thrilling, fast-paced novel. As I read, my many questions were answered. I found out that some things can happen that you don’t expect to happen. But as you read this book, you may have some questions similar to mine. But as you read those final words of that book, think, what would I have done?

  25. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    The Activist is the fourth in the Theodore Boone series. In this book, a bypass is proposed for the city of Strattenburg. The bypass will go through several houses and farms, cross the river twice, and go right by an elementary school and soccer complex. Theo becomes an activist against the bypass. He enlists the help of his friends to put a stop to this unnecessary project. I am not really a fan of John Grisham or really any adult author who tries to make a buck on the youth market. However, I The Activist is the fourth in the Theodore Boone series. In this book, a bypass is proposed for the city of Strattenburg. The bypass will go through several houses and farms, cross the river twice, and go right by an elementary school and soccer complex. Theo becomes an activist against the bypass. He enlists the help of his friends to put a stop to this unnecessary project. I am not really a fan of John Grisham or really any adult author who tries to make a buck on the youth market. However, I know this series has its fans and it wasn't all bad. I am not sure how interested kids will be in a story about eminent domain and local politics, but there are enough exciting bits to make it a worthwhile read. On a scouting trip a foolish boy gets bit by a snake and Theo's dog Judge gets attacked and nearly killed. I think my big problem with this book was the fact that the kids don't talk or act like regular kids. These characters are supposed to be in 8th grade, but they are like no 8th graders I have ever met. I also thought it was a poor way to describe activists to have Theo not know what they are. This is a kid who is very knowledgeable of the law, knows what eminent domain is, but has no idea what an activist is? Didn't buy it. The ending is also a little bit too perfect in my opinion. I will admit that I did want to find out how the story ended and that it kept my attention throughout, but it just wasn't my favorite.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    thisbook is amazing espeslly because i am learning about goverment now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thisbook is amazing espeslly because i am learning about goverment now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jakeh

    The activist by John Grisham In the mysterious novel the activist by John Grisham the story takes place mostly in the town Strattenburg. Some of the various locations the town takes place is in the middle school. Another place the book takes place is Where Theo's parents work. Lastly another place the book takes place is the hospital. The main characters in the story are Theo Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Boone, Theo's friend April Finnmore, and Judge Yeck. Some of the recurring characters are Woody, Chase The activist by John Grisham In the mysterious novel the activist by John Grisham the story takes place mostly in the town Strattenburg. Some of the various locations the town takes place is in the middle school. Another place the book takes place is Where Theo's parents work. Lastly another place the book takes place is the hospital. The main characters in the story are Theo Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Boone, Theo's friend April Finnmore, and Judge Yeck. Some of the recurring characters are Woody, Chase, Dr. Kohl, Hardie, and Theo's uncle Ike. The plot in the story mostly takes place when Judge Yeck is brutally attacked by a dog. As judge is rushed to the hospital dr. Kohl give the unthinkable news that judge has damage to his head and spine but he has a broken leg. Theo is meanwhile devastated and refuses to believe that judge wouldn't survive. While Theo's parents persuade him to go home or at least to eat something he says I am not leaving judge like he never left me. But while Theo was at judges bedside he was so relieved that he woken up. Judge had woken up but he had to come to terms of what happened to him and he had a long recovery ahead. If you like mysteries or crime books this book is one of your top five choices on the book recommendation list because this book has a lot of plots and twists.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Tepper

    In the book Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham, Grisham portays the character of a young, 8th grade, Theo Boone who is obsessed with law. In this 4th installment of the series, Theo's uncle explains about an environmental and political scandal. The politicians are working with companies to take out natural habitats and industrialize the area. Adding malls, stores, restaurants; and no one knows how to stop it, except Theodore Boone. Theodore Boone is a very interesting, fun, and well rou In the book Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham, Grisham portays the character of a young, 8th grade, Theo Boone who is obsessed with law. In this 4th installment of the series, Theo's uncle explains about an environmental and political scandal. The politicians are working with companies to take out natural habitats and industrialize the area. Adding malls, stores, restaurants; and no one knows how to stop it, except Theodore Boone. Theodore Boone is a very interesting, fun, and well rounded kid. Unlike most kids at his age, he is interested in becoming a lawyer and has already been to trials. He receives good grades and is involved in boy scouts. In any mysteries he fights for the good of the people even if it puts his own life at risk. My favorite part of the book was when Theo saved another boy scout from getting poisoned (or even killed) from a poisonous snake bite. He reacted calmly and like a professional. Other kids were panicking so the scene was very intense and suspenseful. The scene added much needed action at the best time in the story. I would recommended this book to almost anyone. It is full of mystery, action, suspense and is packed with almost every genre. It's a fun and exciting read because Grisham writes it with superb detail and the characters really feel real.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    The three stars is a composite rating of 4 stars for an adult reading this and 2 stars for a reader in the 9-12 age group. While Theo Boone holds a soft spot in my reading world for me, I look at the range of books for 9-12 and also at what my two grandsons, both voracious readers, in the center of that range read, and they can't get interested in this series. I slipped this book into my reading of other books as this 9-12/some YA books is a secret pleasure for me and gives me a lot of joy, rela The three stars is a composite rating of 4 stars for an adult reading this and 2 stars for a reader in the 9-12 age group. While Theo Boone holds a soft spot in my reading world for me, I look at the range of books for 9-12 and also at what my two grandsons, both voracious readers, in the center of that range read, and they can't get interested in this series. I slipped this book into my reading of other books as this 9-12/some YA books is a secret pleasure for me and gives me a lot of joy, relaxation and appreciation for an expanded selection from what was available decades ago for these readers. (I was a children's librarian at one time.) There are superb writings, creative books and can't-wait-for series these days for this age range (try THE ACCIDENTAL HERO - Jack Blank series). Theo Boone is a good character, but the pace of this book is slow until the middle section where a "dog event" happens and then activism takes off. Yet I did enjoy this book, particularly the Animal Court. I have read some Grisham books and enjoyed them greatly. So "in conclusion," the 4 Stars rating is for the Adult Who Likes to Read 9-12/YA books. The 2 Stars rating is for the actual age-range reader. The 3 Stars is the compromise. I rest my case.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Nelson

    My least favorite of the now four Theodore Boone books. I least like Grisham's writing when he gets going on super liberal political topics and this book slanted that way for me. Plotting also seemed much less cohesive than in the previous TB books. Grisham has fully admitted in recent interviews that he doesn't bother to do much research anymore, and it really showed here. A large part of the first half of the book involved Theo's Boy Scout troop activities, where there were several glaring pro My least favorite of the now four Theodore Boone books. I least like Grisham's writing when he gets going on super liberal political topics and this book slanted that way for me. Plotting also seemed much less cohesive than in the previous TB books. Grisham has fully admitted in recent interviews that he doesn't bother to do much research anymore, and it really showed here. A large part of the first half of the book involved Theo's Boy Scout troop activities, where there were several glaring procedural errors. None of it felt right. Also, none of it tied into the main plot, so I don't understand why any of that part was included, unless it becomes important in a future volume. Only a reappearance of animal court and the generally likable main characters saved this book at all for me. Hope the storyline of the next one improves.

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