My 9 year old grandson likes it and with the hardcover it should take the beating a young boy can give it. I think the ESV is one of the best translations available and this is my grandson's first real Bible, that was not a children's bible.
We gave this to our pre-teen son as a Christmas gift. He also received a bicycle, Wii parts, as well as other things from his grandparents. This was his favorite gift! He was so thrilled to have his own Bible with his name on the cover.