Even though the main character is a girl, I think boys and girls would really like this book. Igraine has some very interesting and exciting adventures. In the beginning of the book Her parents are turned into pigs by accident. Igraine has to go get some ingredients for the spell to turn them back into people. Meanwhile, a mean old nasty guy named Osmund is trying to take over their castle and get their magic books. Igraine has to get her parents turned back into people before the bad guy ruins everything. The book also has really great pictures in the margins here and there.