This is a boys book filled with high adventure and what Kipling believes turns a boy into a man. I laughed out loud several times during the interactions between Captain Disko Troop and the boy Harvey. The story also made me reminisce about my first year working at the Peppermill Casino when I was 14. To learn to work as a young boy around men is a difficult and life-changing experience. You have to choose how to interact, how to be humble, and how to make a name for yourself.
Very enjoyable book. I should finish it tomorrow, and plan to challenge my boys to read it this summer.