I absolutely loved this book, and I think it would appeal to any reluctant middle grade reader with its solid cast of characters, humor, action, and adventure. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle had everything a good middle grade book should have. It was nice seeing classic stories retold in such a way that deviated from other retelling's currently out there. The artwork was also amazing and helped me visualize what was happening. I recommend it to anyone looking for an adventurous read.