Theodore Boone: The Abduction is a children's legal thriller by best-selling American author John Grisham. It is the sequel to Theodore Bone, and the series represents Grisham's first attempts to adapt his popular brand of legal thriller for a younger audience.
Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.
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- Reading Age: 8+
- Reading Aloud Age: 8+
April, the character who is abducted, lives in a disjointed family; her parents are separated, and both are indolent and largely fail to take care of her. April's mother takes drugs. In a harrowing scene, Theo and his friends watch the police haul a corpse out of a river, and presume it is April; however, they soon discover that it wasn't.