This book really surprised me. It's very far off from the movie, and it has its own brand of original, fast-paced humor. I enjoyed reading it, especially the vibrant voice of the main character, which really comes through in both the internal and external dialogue. Although it is dated, it's quirkily so, with small details that set the time and place easily. I think I would have really loved this book had I read it as a kid, and I will have to keep it in mind for future recommendations.