Curtis Sittenfeld creates a character, Lee, who personally I could not stand. That's one of the most interesting parts of the books. Every page I turned I was begging for a personality change in Lee. Many others who read this book related completely to Lee as a character and felt it really represented their high school experience. No matter what you think of Lee as a character, it is very hard to put the book down. You are engrossed in her experiences in her prep school.
I have to say the ending really frustrated me but having now read his other books it truly is just his style. I would still recommend this book.