Summer Reading Giveaway: John Grisham’s Theodore Boone

John Grisham Theodore Boone The Activist

Summer vacation has just started in my neck of the woods, and already I’ve had to walk into the living room and hit the power button on the TV (which, by the way, is not nearly as satisfy in these touch-screen days). My daughter is a self-described “super reader” who will stay up until the wee hours to finish a good book, but the lure to do something a little more brainless is always there.

I never thought I’d have to “work” at getting her into the habit of summer reading, but it seems after a school year of saving her reading time for bed, she’s not USED to reading during the day.

So what’s a mom to do? I’m bribing her. With books, of course. She got a new pile for her birthday a few weeks ago, along with a brand new bookcase, and I dove into the attic where I’ve saved the books that I’ve long collected for her to “grow into.”

Have a reader who hasn’t really gotten into it? How about a new book?

The folks at Penguin have offered one Inside Out Motherhood reader a copy of the newest edition in John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series!
The Activist follows 13-year-old Theodore, son of two lawyers with his own taste for the law, in another courtroom adventure that puts a whole new spin on crime for the kids who love Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys (wait, kids still read those, right?). Although it’s presented to kids as a regular adventure with a kid crime solver, hidden inside is an education on heavy issues from eminent domain to political machines.

Kids can join the Theodore Boone Fan Club online to dive a little deeper into the intrigue (and have their appetites whetted for more reading).

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  1. My favorite summer reads are scandalous novels like Valley of the Dolls.

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  3. I am following you on pinterest.Marjorie Roy

  4. This year I want my favourite summer read to be a good mystery.cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  5. Would love to spend some beautiful summer days reading this..

  6. I love anything by Maeve Binchy to read during the summer. I'm currently reading Kitchen House which is great!

  7. Anything classic by Agatha Christie – love to reread "And then there were None" or "Murder on the Orient Express."

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