This book was very imaginative! I really enjoyed the concept and have never read anything quite like it. I am anxious for my 12-year-old son to read it as well. Bladen was a wonderful, strong character and it was so fun to follow his journey. I loved the interaction between Bladen and his friends, both the male and female ones. This book is full of action and adventure. It will keep you guessing all the way through to the end. I would highly recommend this book.