I bought this for my 10 year old to help inspire him to read. It hasn't as yet but that's not the books fault. I have great hopes that it will as the theme is right up his street. It's a hard back which is a really nice change, I hadn't appreciated that when I bought it.
One of my kids got hooked on the Hardy Boys, passed it onto the next, and I have three children (plus myself) who must read every Hardy Boys book. This one was no exception. A very entertaining and page-turning novel. I recommend it wholeheartedly.