This mini-review was originally posted at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog on March 18, 2012.I got this because it was $0.25 and because I thought the movie version looked interesting. I’d actually tried reading another of JSF’s books before ( Everything Is Illuminated) and it didn’t work out, so I was a bit worried about how I’d find this one. But I LOVED it– it’s funny, and sad, and quirky enough to keep my interest without necessarily being over-the-top (though maybe the grandparents were a bit over-the-top), and overall I just really enjoyed reading it. I think this is the sort of book that either people love or people find really annoying, and maybe if I had been in a different mood I wouldn’t have liked it as much as I did. Who knows!