The Activist

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   Some people think he’s a hero, others think of him as a young, nosy, wannabe lawyer. The reader knows him as Theodore Boone, and he’s back in The Activist by John Grisham.

   Some people think he’s a hero, others think of him as a young, nosy, wannabe lawyer. The reader knows him as Theodore Boone, and he’s back in The Activist by John Grisham. This book, the fourth in a series, is a lawyer courtroom style of book, but with more action outside of the courtroom court as you follow Theo and his friends’ adventures in the small town of Strattenburg. Theo has won battles in animal court, been accused of a crime, and seen murder trials, but this time, the government is the problem. Truckers and major businessmen want to build a huge bypass around the town of tiny Strattenburg, so they can avoid the traffic on Battle Street. No big deal, right? Using the eminent domain law, a law where the government has the right to take away citizens land, the government will take away dozens of houses, farms, a soccer complex, and more against the wishes of the owners in the name of progress.  Theo helps in any way he can because his friend Hardie and his family own 100 acres of land right where the bypass is going to cut through and face losing their land. He joins an environmental group and tries to stop this unfair act and he becomes an activist.
 

 

 

 

   This story also follows Theo’s school life, home life, and his Boy Scout troop’s camping trip. There are many challenges for Theo to pass outside of the courtroom as well, both natural, and man-made.
 

 

 

 

   This is a great summer read, especially if you like lawyers and courtrooms. The Activist is a legal thriller for young adults over the age of 10. I enjoyed this book, and I’m sure the reader will too. It is already out so you can get it at a store that sells books near you.