His eyes lit up when this Hardy Boys volume set arrived. He has had hours of enjoyment reading these clasics, and I do not have to force him to do summer reading so that he would not be "rusty" when school starts. It is so refresing to have him run up to me as an excited twelve-year old to tell me what he just read. As he finishes the books, he can't wait to tell me the ending and if he thought he had almost fiugured out the clues. I would advise all parents to get the kiddos off the computers and cell phones long enough to enjoy reading the classics that will live on. A good book can take one to all kinds of adventures and places, and the Hardy Boys does just that!!