The jacket blurb was interesting enough to make me pick up this book, but I was completely shocked at how ineffective it was in actually portraying the tone and power of this book. The characters were amazingly well developed and the story wandered away from the initial "hook" on the jacket (the broken leg) rather quickly and in an unexpected and fascinating way.
I loved the way Haley talked - I found myself laughing out loud often. The book was in turns deep and fluffy - it read quickly but it said a lot. This was one of the best books I've read this year.