Customer Rating: Summary: Try these books if your son isn't excited about reading... Comment: Reading for my 10 year old son was always a chore, never an adventure. He read the first chapter of this book and he was excited about reading. He read the first four books in this series in five days. They don't challenge a fourth grade reader, but they did excite his sense of adventure. Now he begs to go to bed early so he can read. Yippee!!!