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Theo thought the danger had passed, but he’s about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo i Theo thought the danger had passed, but he’s about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he’s ever been in before. Even when every­thing is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.


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Theo thought the danger had passed, but he’s about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo i Theo thought the danger had passed, but he’s about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he’s ever been in before. Even when every­thing is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.

30 review for The Fugitive

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Theodore Boone The Fugitive All of my favorite older authors are now writing a YA or Tween series and this the Theodore Boone series is my favorite. The series is the most realistic about a young boy named Teddy and his parents who are both lawyers and of course you can't forget about his Uncle Ike. As I said this is my favorite little series and I'm always waiting for the next book when I want a quick cute read. Theodore Boone The Fugitive All of my favorite older authors are now writing a YA or Tween series and this the Theodore Boone series is my favorite. The series is the most realistic about a young boy named Teddy and his parents who are both lawyers and of course you can't forget about his Uncle Ike. As I said this is my favorite little series and I'm always waiting for the next book when I want a quick cute read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Very good book interesting exciting I loved it

  3. 4 out of 5

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    Theodore Boone is in eighth grade now and as he goes on a field trip to Washington D.C, who does he spot? Pete Duffy! - the one who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking and a little help from Ike, Pete is apprehended and brought to trial. But the only person who can testify is an illegal immigrant who has already been threatened against it. It is up to Theo to convince Bobby to testify while shielding his identity. Theo’s own life is in danger as Pete now knows his identit Theodore Boone is in eighth grade now and as he goes on a field trip to Washington D.C, who does he spot? Pete Duffy! - the one who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking and a little help from Ike, Pete is apprehended and brought to trial. But the only person who can testify is an illegal immigrant who has already been threatened against it. It is up to Theo to convince Bobby to testify while shielding his identity. Theo’s own life is in danger as Pete now knows his identity. Theodore Boone is a prodigy when it comes to the law. He has proved himself time and again and he is back with this fifth instalment. The set of characters are great and entertaining. There are mostly repeat characters who have a role to play in Theo’s life constantly. Some of them have already grown on me including Theo. And then there are a couple of new characters who range from funny to interesting. John Grisham is a master of legal thrillers and it has been long since I have stopped questioning the procedures he writes in his books. The narration is as crisp as ever – some ordinary sentences and instances are elevated to the level of extraordinary with his style. While towards the beginning, I was amazed at Theodore’s characterization - a young boy with a high aptitude for the law; it is getting old and fast. His know-it-all attitude is wearing me down now. I wish for once he would act his age and need some help with the cases. It wouldn’t take away from is characters but make him more real. He is a kid end of the day and no matter his IQ level, all kids need guidance from time to time. Like in this book, there are instances where as a reader we realize that Theo is learning something new from the trial and it actually makes it easier for us to feel him and where he stands. Anyway, the cliffhanger in the end ensures that even the choosiest of the readers will pick up the next instalment.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    In the latest installment to John Grisham's YA mystery series Theodore Boone has his hands full from finding a fugitive to convincing an illegal immigrant to testify after that immigrant's been threatened. This book was a fast-paced good read! I really liked Theo in the first four books in this series, but in this book he came off as a know-it-all. He simply wasn't my favorite character in this book. Also, he missed so much school in this book it was pitiful. His parents, however, and his uncle, In the latest installment to John Grisham's YA mystery series Theodore Boone has his hands full from finding a fugitive to convincing an illegal immigrant to testify after that immigrant's been threatened. This book was a fast-paced good read! I really liked Theo in the first four books in this series, but in this book he came off as a know-it-all. He simply wasn't my favorite character in this book. Also, he missed so much school in this book it was pitiful. His parents, however, and his uncle, Ike, were extremely likeable and entertaining characters. The mystery in this book really started in the first book in this series and was an underlying theme in the other books in this series. It was sort of resolved in this book, but at the same time the book ended with a cliffhanger that promised another addition to this series later. Overall not a bad book, but by far not the best in the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Andreia

    I have to remind myself at times that Theodore is not an adult. Sometimes I find myself yelling at him

  6. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    John Grisham has written another interesting YA novel. The characters, especial the main character are engaging and realistic. Highly recommend this novel to young teens, especially if you contemplate becoming a lawyer.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Grisham returns with another Theodore Boone novel that will have adults and youths alike talking and speculating. On his eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C., Theo Boone spots a local criminal on the lam, a large reward tied to his recapture. Pete Duffy is wanted for murder back in Strattenburg, having fled during his retrial. During a brief reconnaissance mission, Theo is able to assist the FBI with Duffy's recapture, using a disguise to protect his identity. If only that were the end of the s Grisham returns with another Theodore Boone novel that will have adults and youths alike talking and speculating. On his eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C., Theo Boone spots a local criminal on the lam, a large reward tied to his recapture. Pete Duffy is wanted for murder back in Strattenburg, having fled during his retrial. During a brief reconnaissance mission, Theo is able to assist the FBI with Duffy's recapture, using a disguise to protect his identity. If only that were the end of the story, Theo could rest easily. Back in custody, Duffy may formally face retrial for the murder, with a witness whose testimony will likely seal Duffy's fate. Theo must convince Bobby Escobar, an undocumented worker, to testify while ensuring his identity remains shielded, as well as his own while Duffy's goons seek revenge. As Theo watches the legal process in action, he learns a great deal about the rights of the accused and limits set forth in the Constitution. After receiving mysterious pressure to flee, Bobby Escobar does just that, leaving Theo to try coaxing him back without pressuring the State's witness. Theo does all in his power to ensure Duffy does not get a second mistrial, a guaranteed dismissal of the murder charges. But, does this thirteen year-old legal beagle have what it takes to keep justice from flying off the rails? With a great narrative and some highly humourous moments, including a trip to Animal Court, Grisham presents a stellar tale of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, and a cliffhanger that will leave readers screaming until next spring. Having recently finished another author's series dabbling into the world of young adult fiction, the difference is staggering. Grisham has a firm handle on the legal world and how to relay it to younger audiences without making it seem watered down or completely silly. Theo Boone is your typical (or as close to it) middle-school kid with his own interests and dislikes. The reader can relate to the situations presented and the legal matters are realistic, presented in such a way as to excite rather than bore the audience. Grisham's annual foray into the Boone world is one I enjoy and cannot say I want to end anytime soon. With active dialogue, great narration, and a cast of interesting characters, Grisham has a series on his hands that could go on for years to come, without becoming stale. As he finds new ways to entertain his adult audiences, surely there are a myriad of cases that younger readers could find themselves fixated to as well. Kudos, Mr. Grisham for another successful Theo Boone novel. Don't stop the momentum. Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.com/

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alasandra Alawine

    While on a school field trip to D.C. Theo spots Pete Duffy, after contacting his Uncle Ike the FBI is brought in and Duffy is apprehended. With the testimony of illegal immigrant Bobby Escobar Duffy is sure to be convicted. Duffy's lawyer's hired goons try to scare Bobby off, but at the last minute Bobby shows up for the trial. After the jury hears Bobby's testimony, Duffy pleads guilty to life in prison. Ike, Theo and Bobby share the reward for Duffy's arrest and conviction. While on a school field trip to D.C. Theo spots Pete Duffy, after contacting his Uncle Ike the FBI is brought in and Duffy is apprehended. With the testimony of illegal immigrant Bobby Escobar Duffy is sure to be convicted. Duffy's lawyer's hired goons try to scare Bobby off, but at the last minute Bobby shows up for the trial. After the jury hears Bobby's testimony, Duffy pleads guilty to life in prison. Ike, Theo and Bobby share the reward for Duffy's arrest and conviction.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aiden_B

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In The Fugitive by John Grisham, I think that he was trying to tell us to face our difficulties or else it can lead to more trouble. The genre is realistic fiction and it takes place in Strattenburg, New Jersey and Washington DC In the first book in the series, a man named Pete Duffy runs away from his second trial because of a key witness. The case was that he murdered his wife while out on a golf course. Now Theo Boone and his class is on a field trip in Washington DC While on the subway one d In The Fugitive by John Grisham, I think that he was trying to tell us to face our difficulties or else it can lead to more trouble. The genre is realistic fiction and it takes place in Strattenburg, New Jersey and Washington DC In the first book in the series, a man named Pete Duffy runs away from his second trial because of a key witness. The case was that he murdered his wife while out on a golf course. Now Theo Boone and his class is on a field trip in Washington DC While on the subway one day, Theo spots a man who looks a lot like Pete. He follows him and sees the man staring at him like he knows him. Theo even says that he remembers his walk. He is sure it is Pete so he contacts his Uncle Ike who knows about the case and is very involved. Ike calls up some detectives and they get down to DC on a plane the next day. Theo points out this man and they follow him around in disguise. They follow him at an airport before he is getting on a plane to go somewhere far. They take the man into a room and ask him a lot of questions and he finally confesses that he is Pete Duffy! I have not yet finished the book so I don't know how the book ends. So far it is really good. I think that this book does a great job of doing in-depth description and referring back to the previous books in the series. I don't have examples of this because I'm listening to the audiobook but I remember Theo flashing back to the court room in book one when Pete Duffy walked in and he remembered vividly everything about Pete from his face to his walk. I would recommend this to any middle schooler because the action, adventure, and law aspects are fantastic and you can't miss out! ***** from me!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I've been reading these in order, about one a month, & have liked them, but I couldn't finish this one. The plot was just too idiotic. Oh, I know 13 year olds can make bad decisions (I'm the poster child.) but this was a no-brainer & only got worse, even though the uncle isn't known for his great decisions, either. Not even John Boy Walton, the narrator, could save this. I've been reading these in order, about one a month, & have liked them, but I couldn't finish this one. The plot was just too idiotic. Oh, I know 13 year olds can make bad decisions (I'm the poster child.) but this was a no-brainer & only got worse, even though the uncle isn't known for his great decisions, either. Not even John Boy Walton, the narrator, could save this.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carson J. Eisner

    In The Fugitive, Theo sees something a bit unexpected. Remember Pete Duffy, accused criminal? With Theo's quick thinking, Duffy is soon facing another trial. This book was very good and had a great story. In The Fugitive, Theo sees something a bit unexpected. Remember Pete Duffy, accused criminal? With Theo's quick thinking, Duffy is soon facing another trial. This book was very good and had a great story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bidhi Dangol

    I think it was good

  13. 5 out of 5

    Emma Garner

    Although this book is significant to the entire series given that it provides the ending of the Pete Duffy case, I still find this book to be the most predictable yet. It is still an incredible novel, but it felt like it dragged on in comparison to the others. There were also far too many plot lines within the book for my liking.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Theodore Boone is back with a bang. On a trip to Washington DC with the 8th Grade. Theodore Boone notices he most wanted man in Strattenberg on the tube with him, he murderer Pete Duffy. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive is the fifth book in the highly recommended Theodore Boone series based on an aspiriring lawyer causing mischief and winning cases at 13 years old. John Grisham writes a funny yet informative book that is suitable for all ages. It is enjoyable and doesn't sky away from hard hitting to Theodore Boone is back with a bang. On a trip to Washington DC with the 8th Grade. Theodore Boone notices he most wanted man in Strattenberg on the tube with him, he murderer Pete Duffy. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive is the fifth book in the highly recommended Theodore Boone series based on an aspiriring lawyer causing mischief and winning cases at 13 years old. John Grisham writes a funny yet informative book that is suitable for all ages. It is enjoyable and doesn't sky away from hard hitting topics. This is by far the most complex of the seven stories. Well worth the time to read and enjoy it. The main character is very relatable. Theodore is a nosy kid with a intrusive mind but also incredibly kind and wants to help every person he can. He dedicates lots of his time to sorting out his friends problems but also has time to have stereotypical teenager strops when his parents say no to something. It is a fast paced book and you never want to put this book down; it entices you into reading more and more. Boy, does it ever. Well, this is my last Theo Boone Boone. Boo hoo. I'd like to be able to read a pile more. They are entertaining and I learn legal stuff too. Good read!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Claires2

    John Grisham is an amazing author, and these books for younger readers are great. I really enjoyed this series of Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer. This is book number five, and I’m so glad that they finally brought Pete Duffy back into the picture. I really enjoyed reading Pete Duffy’s trial, and I feel like Theo bringing him down is quite fitting. I also enjoyed reading the scenes when Theo is in Washington, D.C. Think this is a great book, and anyone who like judicial books should read it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    I will simply say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very simplistic, but it held my attention at all times. I really liked how it was a continuation of the first book too. I do hope that John Grisham comes out with a sixth book because the ending, to me, was a cliff hanger. Overall, this was a captivating read, and one that anyone can enjoy (after reading the first 4).

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Yes there's a fifth book!!!!!!! Can't wait to read it :D Yes there's a fifth book!!!!!!! Can't wait to read it :D

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle

    Enjoyed this one!!! Loved that Theodore Boone's 8th grade class visited Washington DC just like we did last year;) Enjoyed this one!!! Loved that Theodore Boone's 8th grade class visited Washington DC just like we did last year;)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Una Tiers

    Nice writing, but hard to believe YA book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Oliver

    Theo is preparing for his eighth-grade field trip to Washington D.C. He is very excited to spend a weekend in the U.S. capitol, and is looking forward to visiting historic sites such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument. On one subway ride, he thinks he sees someone that he recognizes. He checks once, twice, he is very sure. He takes out his phone, and takes a video. He follows the person off the subway, and trails him until he is lost in the crowd. Who is this person? Pete Duffy Theo is preparing for his eighth-grade field trip to Washington D.C. He is very excited to spend a weekend in the U.S. capitol, and is looking forward to visiting historic sites such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument. On one subway ride, he thinks he sees someone that he recognizes. He checks once, twice, he is very sure. He takes out his phone, and takes a video. He follows the person off the subway, and trails him until he is lost in the crowd. Who is this person? Pete Duffy. Theo is surprised and scared all at once. He caught a murder suspect! But he soon realizes he has once again stuck his nose into the wrong place. I very much enjoyed this book, and found that it carried suspense and drama well. Grisham’s style does justice to the descriptions of the large city of Washington, as well as the various historic sites. I thought that Theo did the right thing in recording Duffy, because this ultimately lead to his arrest and conviction. I will definitely continue to read this series, as well as recommend it to a friend.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cj W

    Another good story in the world of Theo Boone! I shan't get into too much, as I don't want to spoil anything, but they get to the bottom of the Pete Duffy mess, which my son and I have been wondering about since the first book! ha ha. A great look into a 13 year old kid-lawyer who. .... probably wouldn't have had even close to the same opportunities he's had thus far, if he lived anywhere but the quaint little town he does indeed live in. ... haha. Luck of the draw mixed with dedication, determi Another good story in the world of Theo Boone! I shan't get into too much, as I don't want to spoil anything, but they get to the bottom of the Pete Duffy mess, which my son and I have been wondering about since the first book! ha ha. A great look into a 13 year old kid-lawyer who. .... probably wouldn't have had even close to the same opportunities he's had thus far, if he lived anywhere but the quaint little town he does indeed live in. ... haha. Luck of the draw mixed with dedication, determination and ethical character. Perfect lil one for us to want our teenagers to aspire to be. Except for faking fevers to skip school to go to a trial ..... Although ... if it was a trial ... I am not sure I'd mind them skipping school for it ... grades pending. - CJ

  22. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    The fifth book of the adventures of Theodore Boone everyone's favorite want to be kid lawyer. Quite a few times during this book there were hard to believe scenerio's that would never happen but if you suspend disbelief then this is a really good page turner. Kids are on class trip, Theo spots the fugitive from an earlier book, FBI gets involved, twists & turns, tension & drama ensue. I listened to this as an audio book and being a runner it is just the right book to listen to while running - enga The fifth book of the adventures of Theodore Boone everyone's favorite want to be kid lawyer. Quite a few times during this book there were hard to believe scenerio's that would never happen but if you suspend disbelief then this is a really good page turner. Kids are on class trip, Theo spots the fugitive from an earlier book, FBI gets involved, twists & turns, tension & drama ensue. I listened to this as an audio book and being a runner it is just the right book to listen to while running - engaging but just light enough that if my mind wanders while running I don't lose track of the book or plot.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sandi

    This Theo Boone continues a storyline introduced in the first Theo Boone which I really enjoyed. Once again Theo grapples with how to handle the truth and struggles with keeping secrets from people he feels he shouldn't. As the reader you want to yell, "don't do it Theo" when he is tempted to cross a line that will either get him in trouble or endanger him in some way. Richard Thomas is an excellent narrator for the Theo series, and I look forward to the next one. This Theo Boone continues a storyline introduced in the first Theo Boone which I really enjoyed. Once again Theo grapples with how to handle the truth and struggles with keeping secrets from people he feels he shouldn't. As the reader you want to yell, "don't do it Theo" when he is tempted to cross a line that will either get him in trouble or endanger him in some way. Richard Thomas is an excellent narrator for the Theo series, and I look forward to the next one.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dodie

    This is the 5th book in the series. The fourth book was not available at the library so I decided to read the next book. Even through it referred to a case in a previous book you don’t need to have read it to follow this story line. A fun and light read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    Yet another delightful installment in this series! I’m sure I would adored reading these as a child, too!

  26. 5 out of 5

    shelby

    As usual, I really enjoyed a Theodore Boone book and I am probably going to try some of John Grisham's other works. As usual, I really enjoyed a Theodore Boone book and I am probably going to try some of John Grisham's other works.

  27. 4 out of 5

    🗝Phylicia Caron🗝

    This book is hard to get into, but once you do, you’ll be amazed. Also, just a heads up, there is a cliff hanger. And it’s one that will make you come back

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    This is probably my favorite Theodore Boone book thus far! The Pete Duffy case is back on and Theo had a lot to do with it. Though is it going to bite him in the back later even with closure? On to book 6 to find out!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Smith

    I also liked this one.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Teodora Lipciuc

    Not as good as the other books, but I have to love it anyway. 😂 I just can't get enough of the kid lawyer! Not as good as the other books, but I have to love it anyway. 😂 I just can't get enough of the kid lawyer!

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