I read this way back when, in middle school probably, at the pressure of my friends. I finally gave in and borrowed the book from one of them. I don't know if it was the mean, horrible girls or that I wanted to be in Dylan's position, but I read through this story every second I could get at lightning speed. I like this book, and the other books in this series are just as great. I think I stopped reading after book 5, but I'm sure they are just as good!