I'm tough when it comes to rating YA books. Basically I want them to truly be written for the enjoyment of adults and just hidden on the shelves of the children's section at the library so they are always available when I want to check them out. This one really is for the younger set. I enjoyed Gale's style of bouncing back and forth from journal entries to segments from The Bully Book and the "mystery" aspect of who originally wrote The Book and how they picked The Grunt kept my interest. It also gets wrapped up in a nice little package at the end with some good advice for the adolescent reader.