This book is is aimed at 12 - 16 year olds, its in a class of its own.
My 14 year old daughter sat down this morning and read the book in one go, she could not put it down. She thought it was absolutely brilliant, and is keen to read any future books by this author.
She is an avid reader, and is a huge Harry Potter fan, along with Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, etc, but this book is so different from all the others she has read.
The story is packed with humour and intrigue, mystery, and adventure involving kidnaps, secrets and rescues.
The author has written in first person point of view.
He has used a technique where the narrator will, at times, address the reader, drawing them in on a highly personal level, then holding back, and raising the suspense up several notches. He hooks you from the start and theres no release, until the end.
Although this book has 304 pages, the text is not small and cramped, so there is not as much to get through as you might first presume.
This book is a winner.