The book is lovely written and the story is moving and in its own way profound. I found that the use of the first person kind of "dries" the plot,sacrifying the active scenes of the narrative parts, however it leaves room to a peculiar prospective, that in my opinion makes the novel so special. Its language and grammar is actually pretty easy, but it containts a good amount of useful expressions and interesting idioms; that's the reason I think it is perfect for foreign people who want to improve their reading skills in English. Last( but not least) the book, expecially its cover, drives you to a tremendous movie( same name), in which the author of the novel is the director. Of course it is not the best book I've ever read, but some of its characteristics are brilliant and, in general, I think it is worth reading, expecially during adolescence, but not only.