BOOK REVIEW: Back to War, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

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By Annsley Fischer, Writer

Back to War by C.G. Copper (Book 1 of 15)

Back to War keeps you on the edge of your seat, and when you finish book one, you want to read the next one right away. If you are into books about fictional war heroes, and how they made the decision to enlist, this is the book for you. The story follows the life of Cal Strokes and his family business. Cal is a Navy Cross recipient who inherited a private security company when his father died on one of the planes in the 9/11 attacks.  After the death of his parents, Cal decided that he needed to help protect his country so he became a Marine.  In the story, Cal comes home from war to try to live a normal life and take on his responsibilities at the company, which consists mostly of retired or discharged military personnel.  Cal’s cousin Travis had helped Cal’s father run the company, so he took over the company When Cal’s father died, but company ownership was left solely to Cal.  Get to know Cal, his security company, and his father’s rules by reading Back to War.


Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (book 1 of 4)

Confessions of a Murder Suspect is told from the perspective of Tandoori, known as Tandy, throughout the series. The story follows Tandy and her three brothers, who are suspected of the murder of their parents. The novel opens with Tandy and her two brothers waking up to the police at their door, who had received a call that there had been a murder in their apartment. Tandy and her brothers find out many things about their family after her parent’s death, all while being the only people suspected of the murder.  They question whether anyone else in the house is the killer, but even they can’t remember if they were actually the ones that did it. This book is an interesting mystery that makes you want to keep reading because the mystery and intrigue is gripping.  Who murdered Tandy’s parents? Was it an outsider, or was it Matthew, Tandy, Harry, or Hugo?  Read Confessions of a Murder Suspect to find out!


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Theodore Boone goes by Theo, and has a passion to help people. Both of his parents are lawyers, so he knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a big trial lawyer. At Theo’s young age, he’s not yet able to handle real cases so he takes cases in animal court. He seeks to learn as much as possible about the justice system, and when he’s not in school or at his parent’s office he’s at the courthouse asking questions or in animal court fighting to keep animals with their owners and out of the pound.  Theo always has advice for his friends, but doesn’t know how his mom, Marcella Boone, can be a divorce attorney.  He can’t stand the fact that someone would want to ruin a kid’s childhood. Theo’s dad Woods Boone is a real estate lawyer, and Theo doesn’t understand why his dad would choose a practice of law where he never actually goes to trial. Theo’s dream of becoming a big-time trial lawyer shapes the adventures he gets into.  Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer is a page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you wonder what is going to happen next in Theo’s life.


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