Every librarian I know has a crush on the guy and gets all flush when his name is brought up. Roguish good looks and deep thinking male characters who can express genuine feelings, not to mention the book contracts - and yeah, I admit it. A bit of jealousy on my part. Even so, when I read his work in all my jadedness, I have to admit that these are some of the best YA books I've read - not just in the past few years but since I've started calling myself a Young Adult writer.
Enough girls read his stuff that his books gets labeled pseudo-chiklit. Do yourself a favor and give them a shot.