I'd give it four stars, but it really irks me how the main character doesn't seem to actually learn anything, aside from the fact that his football friends aren't necessarily the nicest people. I mean, I like the premise of the book (boy hates book, writes scathing review, teacher is angry), but the fact is that the teacher had a point. If he had written an intelligent review, where he had explained why he didn't like the book, the teacher would have been fine. It was his simple dismissal of the book that upset the teacher. I'm probably reading too much into it, but Wallace was just too perfect. Couldn't there have been at least some sort of conversation with the teacher, where they dicussed why people actually do like the book, how even if it may be dated, there are still important life lessons or whatever? I guess I'm just irritated, since too often in real life people dismiss books without actually understanding them (myself included), and I don't think that's necessarily something to applaud.