I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I once tried to buy a used copy of this book from a Friends of the Library book sale when I was a teen. A librarian intervened, and my mom told me I couldn't read it until I was at least 30 years old. Their reactions of course made me wildly curious, and I decided that I would read the book at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, I forgot about my promise to myself, and it's now two years too late for me to defy my mother. Oh well, I'll still give it a go, if only to satisfy Teen Me.