For school my son needs to read and do reports for 25 books by the end of the school year. He doesn't like to read at all, unlike me. So I had bought him the first Big Nate book and he loved it and read it pretty fast. So he had told me they had another one out and decided to check to see if they carried it at Wal-mart online for less than my bookstore. Well they did and my son breezed through this one just as fast. Unfortunately the third one doesn't come out till August but he really enjoyed the first two!!