This is a GREAT book. It is intended for youth, I think, but I really enjoyed it myself. I have a grandson who is having problems reading so I purchased the kindel book with the audible narration for him. He was enchanted. It really helped him to be able to read the words while listening to the narration. I bought the entire series for him and am so pleased with his response. He is on the third book right now and can hardly waid to finish his chores and homework each night so that he can read more of his book. My thanks to Gary Paulsen for creating a series of books that hold the interest of the reader and encourage them to learn the love of reading.