the abductionReviewed by Captain Evelyn Knifenose

Title: The Abduction (Theodore Boone, Book 2)
Author: John Grisham
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 256 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 10+

Summary: Theo’s young friend April, who is from a troubled family, has gone missing. Usually they text and phone each other. April was petrified because her mother left her alone in the house for a few days. Now April is gone; her mother is crying. Someone has taken her, but who?

He rounds up his friends to post flyers about her disappearance. The police are involved. A body is found in the river — is it her? And a distant relative, escaped from prison, and now in town is a prime suspect. And Theo, hardly able to function, is still on the case. His uncle Ike plays a big part, as do his parents.

Why I started this book:

This is the second in the Theodore Boone series, and it is equally as good as the first.


  • Theo, in the line of the classic young detectives, such as Nancy Drew or the Hardy boys, must solve the mystery. On top of that he is grief stricken, feeling that he is responsible. He should have told someone of her plight.
  • It is a subject matter more for older kids, but it all turns out well in the end.

Final Thoughts: I look forward to book 3.

Buy: Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Rating: 5 Treasure Chests

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