The Fugitive – John Grisham

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3/5 Fugitive Stars

On The Back:

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

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