This book is just delightful (not a word I use often, but well-earned)! I couldn't stop smiling, even as I was crying at some points. I never thought I'd be so emotional over this book, but I can't stop myself from gushing about it to everyone around me.
I can't even pinpoint exactly what sold this book for me. I love the literary and bookstore references, I love the characters, I love the writing and twists. (There I go gushing again.) Seriously, though, this book will blow you away. It has a perfect mixture of humor, sadness, reality, imagination, simplicity, complexity--really everything that makes a great story. And I don't think this can be classified as just adult fiction, since I think teens and YA readers will love this too. Honestly, anyone who loves books will love this one.