Both this for our 12 year old. It looked like it would appeal to him from the cover, but the illustrations in the Bible seem geared to a younger age group (at least to him). I feel like it would be best suited to boys age 10 or so.
To me, a study bible helps you translate what you just read by "talking" about the verses at the bottom of the page. This bible does not have any notes to help explain what you just read. There are some questions to help you think about how what you read relates to your world today and some information at the beginning of each book of the Bible that talks a little about that book. If you are looking for a true study Bible, this is not it. I love my Life Application Study Bible, NIV, by Tyndale - sometimes there are more notes on a page then text from the Bible just to help you understand what you read. I was hoping this was similar but geared towards my boys, it is not.
There's something every parent wants! My son is 10 going on 11 in a month and loves his new bible. It gives him senerio's he has encountered or will encounter at school with his peers. He loves how this version reads easily for him, in everyday language. He has had such revelation relating God's word to his everyday life!! It's so good that he has committed to reading as much as he can on his summer break! I would encourage anyone to purchase this particular version for this age. This will be a great source right into highschool.... very pleased!