Such a pleasant surprise. A book that was essentially (if I got this right) a "fanfic" written by the main character of Fangirl, based on the fictional Simon Snow series from the book, inspired by the actual Harry Potter series. Genius. (eta: might have been just the actual final installment of the Simon Snow saga. I have yet to read Fangirl
The resemblance to Harry Potter was quite glaring in the beginning, but it faded more and more throughout the book while the actual world got more and more solid, the characters grew into themselves and the plot became quite interesting and full.
I just really liked this book. Maybe a four and a half star read more than a five star one, but I couldn't come up with anything I didn't like about it, so I think I'll gladly round this up to five.