Ray this kid who has to prove he's a man by going to this place far off by himself and chosing a companion for life. He is chased by Old Bull all the way so its so interesting plus lots happens to him and he gets the girl at the end.
I enjoyed it and so did the younguns so I think it depends on what you like to read. Ray had us all laughing and crying. You think its funny when he slips and falls being careless then you realize he's about to get eaten not so funny.