This book is not a YA (young adult) literature book, it is an adult book, however, teenagers would love it. There is a little language and a few uncomfortable scenes, but nothing worse than some YA books. I wasn't uncomfortable with what was going on in the story.
The basis of the story is a 37 year old murder that a journalist is attempting to solve up in Sweden. I secretly love that the book was based in Sweden. I haven't read a book based in Sweden before, so it was a bit more exciting and exotic in a sense. I know, a silly reason to like the book, but I thoroughly enjoyed the setting.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has a great pace, and it keeps you interested throughout the story. As with many mystery books, you'll find yourself trying to solve the puzzle. Throughout the story I found myself constantly changing who I thought committed the murder. I actually prefer a mystery that I am constantly trying to solve. It makes the reading a bit more interactive and exciting.
I would also have to say that Stieg Larson did a great job of bringing all of the characters together, but yet having them tell their own stories as well. For the longest time I wasn't sure how Larson was going to connect the characters. I was interested in each of the main characters, but I wasn't sure how they were going to connect. However, they, obviously, ended up coming together perfectly.
Oh and just so you know, Stieg Larson died not long after he sent the manuscripts for the three books in this series. Therefore, you won't see anything else from him.
All in all, this is a great read. Definitely pick it up! If you have read it, let me know what you think. Did you end up reading the other two stories after?