I read it on the recommendation of a crush. (Which is also why I read The Sheltering Sky and watched Albino Aligator.) According to one of the characters in the book, everyone has a mantra, either yum or yuck (and sometimes wow). Well, yum. I wish my feeling about the book itself was yummier, but alas, wow, yuck. I like quirky, silly, romantic, but in the end I'm painfully earnest, and the best part of the book was the bittersweet of longing, the wishing I was closer to my crush, as I read a book he loved.