I enjoyed this story because Shane Peacock used his writing ability to teach me more about some famous French mysteries. For example, I learned a lot about the author of The Little Prince. This book would be a good read aloud at the beginning of Grade 7 as Adam the main character is insecure in his abilities yet he discovers that he is capable and up to his grandfather's challenge. Peacock's development of the main character makes him relate-able. Although geared for boy readers I enjoyed the story as well.