My first experience with John Green, whose random quotes I've seen during my internet wanderings, and who I've gotten a TON of recommendations for from friends (and book people that) I trust. I liked it a lot: It was different (how many many characters do you know who are obsessed with anagramming or mathematics formulas?); There was a ton of witty dialogue (which I am a sucker for); and while it could have just been a "boy mopes because girl of his dreams dumps him", it turned into a lot more. (Plus there's footnotes - word nerds like me are also suckers for footnotes.) Definitely going to read some more of Green's work.