I wasn't a super big fan of the book, but my eight-year-old sister loved it. To read the story you follow these lines around, according to what you choose. The story is very good overall, but there are many, many, endings, and most of them end with at least one person getting killed. Kids will learn about the positive and negative impacts of their choices as they choose what Jimmy will do next. I think this is a good choice for kids who aren't super sure they like reading, as this is a fun and educational intro to reading for fun. Boys will likely enjoy this more than girls, there being next to no girl characters AT ALL, and with all the destructive weaponry.