I cannot say enough good things about this book. I had heard a lot about it and was worried it wouldn't live up to the hype, but it does. It REALLY does. It takes very a very special kind of writer and very special characters for me to fall in love with any sort of realistic contemporary fiction. Stephanie Perkins is that kind of writer and Anna and Etienne are those characters. From almost the first page I was in love with Anna's voice and I fell in love with Etienne St. Clair right along with her. I have never found a romantic lead more likable or that felt more real. And I have only ever laughed so much at book while reading John Green and at some points in Harry Potter. Rarely do I enjoy books with romance as the main plot. Rarely do I enjoy books with contemporary realistic settings. But I REALLY enjoyed this one. If you haven't yet, you HAVE to read this book!