I read this book for two reasons.
One, it was recomended to me as a book that my grandson might like. I wanted to make sure he could read it before giving it to him. Grandson is in a special education class for his reading. He likes the super heroes so much my friend thought maybe this would be a good book to keep him interested and want to read it.
Second, I had never read anything by this author. In an effort to expand my author base I wanted to see if this author was one I would like to read more of his books.
I did not like this book at all. I had to force myself to finish it. I don't think care for his writing style. There were spots were it seemed to bog down and nothing was happening. It did not keep me excited about reading it...didn't really care who the bad guy was. Even though it is not a hard book to read, I am sure that my grandson would get bored with it and not want to finish it. He likes there to be something to be happening all of the time or he gets bored with it and doesn't want to read at all.
This is probably geared for 4th - 6th graders. My son liked it. He likes Batman. Age 9 - 12
"A banker, missing for months, finally turns up dead--wearing the unique costume of the Caped Crusader. Three other prominent Gotham City citizens are also missing, and the only clue to their abductor's plot is a calling card--a joker with a bullet hole through it. It's only the beginning of the ultimate prankster's devastating new scheme to destroy the real Batman, even if he's got to spill the blood of everyone in Gotham City to do it. If the Joker succeeds, it will be his greatest gag of all time. But only one very twisted and very dangerous man will be laughing..."