I read this book in a day. I don't read much, much less whole books in one day. It takes a really engaging story to get me to read a book that fast. The last time I read a book that sucked me in like TFioS did, was probably Harry Potter. This book took me back to when I was a teenager in a way no other book has. I relate to Gus a lot with his "existentially fraught free-throws" I thought like that a lot in high school, and I still do from time to time. And I think Haley is the new #1 fictional character that I could imagine falling in love with. I love the comment on the cover "Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy." An extremely accurate description. I found myself laughing before my tears even had a chance to dry several times.