I've started to realize that my opinions on this book back in sixth grade were heavily uninformed. Now, I'm really appreciating not only the style of writing but the start of the story. You have a classic "it was a dark and stormy night" right there in the beginning, and frankly, that was a good idea.
And all this weird, sentimental, comforting stuff about books as an addition to having a protagonist (I think) that not only reads but is obsessed with it is nice.
This is a book for book freaks and I like it.
As far as the exposition and inciting incident goes:
10/10 for speed of the story so far (like damn, dude that was fast)
8/10 for individual and interesting main character. (not a strong personality, but an admirable one)
45/10 for details hOLY CrAp.
And how 'bout them pre-chapter quotes?