I love to read a good mystery and I was excited to discover this series that I can recommend to my students. Unless you just came out of a Rip Van Winkle like slumber, you know that John Grisham writes for adults. I enjoyed this series, because he explains the legal system in terms my fourth, fifth and sixth graders will understand. The suspense is appropriate for this age group. What I appreciated the most is that the main character talks with his parents when faced with challenges. It doesn't take away from his ability to solve the problems.
If you want to discuss this book with your students, here is a free worksheet for students to track their changes in thinking as they read the books.
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