My 9 year old just finished this book and while he enjoyed it, he reported several curse words and "extensive use of the word crap". He did not feel that these words added to the story, instead they were distracting and useless.
The story was hilarious and offered a good mystery, but he said there were too many swear words.
Bro!!! I didn't actually read this book but I rember it from when I was 9 and got to help with the scholastic book fair right? And I saw this book and joked about the title it isn't until 6 years later I find it and HOLY MOLY THIS BOOK IS VIOLENT FROM WHAT I CAN SEE it curses two men get in a fight!!! An animal explodes DETAILED AUTOPSYS!!! this will heck a child up dude... I would only recommend this to a 9/10 year old if they take pictures of dead animals in their free time and or eat elmers glue