Theodore Boone: The Abduction

By John Grisham

Hi! Have you read my book review on the first Theodore Boone book? If you’d like to check it out, you can click here. The first book introduces one of the main characters in this book, and you have to know who she is to be able to understand this book. And, yes, she is a girl.

This book is mainly about a girl named April. She gets kidnapped from her room in the middle of the night. She is one of Theo’s good friends. The police think that a criminal took her. The criminal they are thinking of is named Jack Leeper. He is April’s distant cousin. They found letters to April from Jack Leeper in April’s room. Two detectives went to Jack Leeper to try to figure out where April was.

Now, to April’s parents. Her mom is really worried. She rides with a pet monkey on her arm and delivers goat cheese. Isn’t that funny??  Her mom was at her neighbor’s house when April got kidnapped. Her dad takes drugs and sings in a rock and roll band with people that are 40 years old. I think that’s pretty weird. The book does not tell you where April’s father was when April was kidnapped.

Theo’s uncle, Ike, thinks that April’s dad took her. Theo agrees with Ike. Will they find April before it’s too late? Is April already dead? Or is she with her dad, safe and sound? As I always say, read the book to find out!

I think you should read this book because the main character is different from the first book and I think that is cool. I also like that it's a mystery and that's one of my favorite genres. It might be a little bit scary for you, though, if you're too young. But I thought it was really exciting and adventurous. So, if you like exciting and adventurous books, I recommend this book to you! But if you don't like either of those and you get scared alot, then I really don't recommend this book to you.

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There was one scary part in the book where they find a dead body. I’m not going to tell you whether it’s April or not, but it’s pretty scary.

“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
There is no yucky-lovey stuff in this book. Thank goodness!!


I give this book 5 wands.
You keep thinking you have found April, but it turns out you haven’t. That made me feel nervous, excited, disappointed. It kept me on the edge of my seat!