Hmmm. Read this book yourself. Boy with power to smell/hear etc extremely good trains to be super hero. I'm left vaguely unsatisfied. I know without a doubt the target audience is young boys, and for sure they would enjoy it. However I can't shake that slight "ugh" feeling. Is it because I'm such a girl and the things that would appeal to a young man are just so opposite me? (I'm not being sexist..... Guys minds work differently and that's not a bad thing :) Good character development. Funny parts. Great struggle with what makes a person "bad". Excellent action and tension. Made me stay up to 1am to finish it, lol. Bit lengthy. Definitely predictable. Boy gets infatuated with girl and thus can't figure out mystery of who the bad guys are. He's clumsy and wanting his mentor to save him every step of the way. Oh, and even his power would make him be the best spy in the entire world, he wishes he had a different power. Smart in some places, dumb in others. Although it throws out some red herrings, I thought it was extra obvious who the bad guys were. I recommend you read this book and see if its a good fit. For me: the jury's stil out.