Way better than either Looking for Alaska or Paper Towns purely by virtue of having characters that were more believable, relate-able, and, ultimately, real. Lindsey doesn't hit the MPDG hies of either Alaska or Margo, and is a much nicer and better character for it. Colin is a dick, but likeably so, and he's a good deal more self-aware than the "heroes" of either of those other books. And Hassan is... Hassan.However, nowhere near The Fault in our Stars. The ending is a bit clunky, and there are some moments where the story just feels like disconnected parts. I dunno, though, I liked it a lot.