While I did like this book, I have to be honest that this is one of the few times where I preferred the movie. I guess I just like the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless better in the movie. I also liked the story better in the movie...because it really is almost a totally different story from the book. Many of the same themes and outcomes, but still a pretty different story. I still enjoyed the book and found parts of it humorous, I just don't know that I'll be reading any more in the series or running out and telling people to read this one immediately.