I actually brought this because I wonderd why the assasinator of John Lennon was holding it in his hands when he killed him. I was expecting some sort of psycopathic book which maybe gave some explanation to as why he killed him. Maybe it does to an extent as he called a lot of people "phonies" and maybe he thought John Lennon was one but still not really much of a reason to kill a legend!
Apart from that I enjoyed the book its about a young guy growing up over a particular summer in New York. He gets fed up with everything probably mild depression and tries to run away.
The text is from his point of view so dont expect any highly detailed explanations about the sea and stars.
The thing about this book is I'm not sure if I get it, maybe a spoilers review section could be put up to stop me ruinging it!