Theodore Boone

Theodore Boone

The Scandal

Book - 2016
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When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what's right.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton Children's Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780525426394
Branch Call Number: J Grisham
Characteristics: 212 pages ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: Scandal


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Aug 02, 2018

This book was just great! It was full of suspense, adventure, and mystery. My favorite part of this book was where the five schoolteachers from East Middle School got caught changing answers for the standardized testing. The teachers were suspended and put on trial. They only changed the answers not because of the money, but because of their students education. This book is recommended for middle schoolers, where they would understand a bit about the law, and how it works. I have skipped some of the books in the series, but overall, it doesn't feel like I missed anything. Again, this book is recommended for middle schoolers by me.

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

This book is full of suspense, excitement and intrigue. Theodore Boone is faced with a dilemma: will he turn in the teacher who is changing test scores, or will he remain silent.
Reviewed by Ved, a Teen Library Council member

Aug 06, 2017

Just like every other book in this fantastic series by John Grisham, this book does not disappoint, if not overcoming the hype of the previous books. Theodore Boone, kid lawyer, who loves sticking his nose in others' businesses, is back again with one of the most dramatical plots ever. While this book may have less "law parts" of the story, this book is definitely interesting and suspenseful. With a cheating scandal on the rise, Theo doesn't know what to do-whether to forget about something that is wrong, or to rouse up trouble and let justice prevail(though that would mean a lot of complications).

samdog123 Dec 18, 2016

Always love to read books in this series! Theodore Boone, kid lawyer, deals with a cheating scandal surrounding state middle school testing. I read the audio book version and Richard Thomas is the reader who does a great job!

Jun 05, 2016

A good book for preteens needs characters that the tweens can relate to, a good plot with a clear problem and satisfactory resolution. "The Scandal" meets all these conditions and gets my vote for a great book though I'm not a member of the target audience it is aimed at.
More importantly, the book discusses the merits and demerits of Standardized testing at the middle school level a very popular current topic.
All in all a good read- you'll do well to include this book on your Birthday or Christmas gift list for your favourite preteen.


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Jul 25, 2016

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Jun 09, 2016

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May 31, 2016

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