This will likely make a pretty decent action flick when it comes out next year, and with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg behind the production, the action sequences should be great. I wouldn't expect much out of the script though. New actor, Pettyfer, will be all over the magazines, and he should fit the role well. But as a book, the plot is mostly predictable and the characters are totally flat and cliche. The story is entertaining enough to hold the reader's interest, even with its considerable length. The language is very very easy for Teen Fiction, making it a very good candidate for reluctant boy readers in 6-8th grade especially.