I read this manga a while back, so it might be slightly less sophisticated than it seems to be, but I found it very well done! There is excellent character development, especially in Light Yagami, the main character. The private investigator (and classmate to Light) going by the name of L was by far my favorite character of of the lot. The story does NOT have a feel-good vibe to it, and could more likely be considered a thriller. A great read, a little much for most younger teens though.