First of all: The ''book'', since ins't a book, but a Manga, is in it's original form, so you have to read from right to left (it's not a big problem, you eventually will get used to it).
Second: The book as nothing to do with the anime, or in other words, the ''cartoon'', it's based on the video games, and so, it's not that childish as people might thing, on the long run of the series, things as death and violence are referred, it's not that violent, but it's not that saint.
So as for the first volume of Pokémon Adventures, it starts the Red/Green/Blue Arc (by Arc you can say Season), with 14 chapters, and it present's Red, a overconfident boy, that after losing to Blue (Green in the Japanese version), decides to pay a visit to Professor Oak, to become a better trainer, and with that he is entrusted with a pokédex and then starts is journey trough Kanto.
Other key elements on the book is the Team Rocket appearance, Gym battles, and Pokémon that Red catches.
As for the art style, it's a little childish but it's good and clean, easy to read.
For the Pokémon Fans I highly recommend it.show more
by Mathias de Oliveira Marques