The list author says: "I've found in working with hundreds of teachers throughout the United States, that they need stories that engage readers. I've had several hundred students read them and of those, 78% they would read another book in the series if they found one. So, I thought this list of books would help teachers who were looking for books for young boys who need need action to pull them through!"
"This entire series is Awesome. Really, you think, can this really be happening these kids out here doing this! But, the message is intense, and yes, in the end, good does win out so it's worth it. It will pull you through."