Style over substance, ironically enough. I cared about the characters, found them witty and engaging and real
; loved the narrator's voice and all the stylistic quirks that established this particular version of New York City and its teenaged arbiters of Cool. In the end, though, I didn't give a rat's ass about the plot. I cared what the characters were doing, but I didn't really care about the Grand, Overarching Themes And Symbols that were behind their actions. Still, an enjoyable, fast read, with witty, engaging characters and a snappy, quirky style.