I would, with the warning that their intro to school is a little slow, but once they are there things are dark and brutal and rather messed up in a wa..Show More »y that is often times shocking. I know this is a kid's book, but I sometimes thought it too dark for kids. At times, it often felt like a fairy-tale setting Lord of the Flies, as far as a certain characters spiral into madness. It is a very good and interesting book though. I couldn't stop listening, despite some flaws in the pacing.