Luke is a regular boy with regular friends, who just happens to be the victim of some pretty rough bullying. Bullying and bullies, are a huge problem in today's schools and as a mom of 4, 1 that has been bullied, I am happy for this book!
Not only does the author have the storytelling down very well, he has the rights from wrongs done perfectly too!
This is a book I would hand any teen who is being bullied, not only is it a cool book, it has an excellent story, great characters, lessons, and this is something most pre teens and teens can relate to these days.
My children's ages are :20, 8, 5, and 2, and I would actually be sure to get the next in the series to read myself, (because yes, it is actually an interesting book!), and to keep for my 8, almost 9 year old son. (he is actually the one who has had bully problems in the past)
I also agree with other reviewers that this is the perfect choice for boys! Especially those who do not want to bother with a book. I think the whole coolness factor rates up there, as well as martial arts/ninjas, that is most certainly cool. (even for me;)
I would advise schools to have more then 1 copy of this book, because it will be one of those books in the school library that you keep going to check out, and it's never there. (I always went crazy for those books when I was in school!!)
The author made this a very easy read, the right amount of action, created good characters, and does an amazing job making some valuable lessons, not so lesson like! (I think this may also have to do with the fact that he has a couple kids himself)
I would recommend grabbing this in the summer, (since we are here;)
We always have reading nights, reading trips, (well, not so much for bookstores don't seem to exist as much anymore), but summertime is a good time to keep your mind moving, keep the kids occupied on rainy days with a good book! And this is my first choice for this age group this summer!
**I received a copy of this book for my honest review**