Rated of 5
Unlike the previous reviewer, I found this to be a deep, intelligent read that should become richer with subsequent readings. Often tongue-in-cheek, yet still moving in places. Well written, well translated. This is not, however, intended for young teens, as it is likely to deep for them to truly comprehend. (There are sexual themes, though handled well.) The "romance" plot is directly intertwined with the "western books" plot, as it is important in seeing how western thought is influening the lives of these 3 young people.
Sorry the first reviewer didn't really get the book, as it was fascinating.