Acquired via BookCrossing 30 Oct 2006 – BookRing

Lovely novel about Simon, living with his grandparents and struggling through life with the help of books, and the cast of characters he meets when he happens upon a wonderful bookshop…

Ooh this was wonderful!! I read it in huge gulps. I have read and liked his books before, whether adult or young adult. The characters were beautifully done; slightly offbeat, which is typical for his characters, and not stereotyped. And there was something VERY cool, which I hope the others have noticed / will notice, and which impelled me to google him and email him after having let out a little yelp of excitement in the kitchen!

I will have to buy my own copy now!