This is supposed to be a funny, quirky, zany little fantasy series... I could see what Sanderson was going for, but I just didn't find it all that amusing. The little shout-outs to literary works was cute, but that's as far as my amusement went.
I think that I must be too old, or the wrong gender, or both to really appreciate the main character, because he was a teenage boy that was just really irritating. The character would go on about he "is not really nice" or is "sarcastic" or what not, but he was just irritating.
I picked up the book because I like a lot of young adult stuff, I really got hooked by the title, and I like other books by Sanderson, but I was just really disappointed.