I bought the Flanagan Brotherband set for my teenaged grandchildren. My 14yo grandson devoured them over a weekend and his sister read them over the coming week. Neither of them could put the books down - they found them exciting, fast-paced and pleasurable to read. My granddaughter is somewhat of a writer, and she loved Flanagan's style. The kids say they would recommend the books to anyone, saying also that they would encourage an unentusiastic reader to read!!