I thought that maybe I would read these books because the movie was so good. Usually the books are better than the movie, but this book was not. I'm not sure where the story for the movie came from, but it was way better than the story in the book. The book has basically the same characters as the movie, Hiccup, Stoic, and the other boy characters are all there, there really aren't any girls mentioned in the book. Maybe that's because it's supposed to be written by Hiccup. He and the other boys around his age are in training. They are supposed to steal a dragon from Dragon mountain and train it to do the things they ask. Things such as fishing. I didn't love this book, but it was pretty cool how it looked like it was Hiccup's notebook.