I fell in love with the main character of the book. His mature yet jaded outlook on life and death was something that I could really relate to. The book shadowed many of my own experiences and thoughts while growing up. So many big questions that are left for you to figure out in whatever way you can (be it through friends, family, books or from your own experiences). It brought up all those thoughts again and my experiences with them... it really brought me back to those days. I love how the author took this outcast kid and used in him in such a way that brought up so many stories and emotions, things people can relate to or at least gain an understanding for. It truly was a fantastic book and I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.