I doubt I would have given this a second look if I wasn't purposefully looking for something I wouldn't normally read. But I'm glad I did. Not every story is a winner, I've read enough short story collections to expect at least a few duds. It is, however, very consistent. Consistently charming and well-written and even insightful.
I was impressed by how invested I could get in a lot of these characters, despite some of their stories being 15 pages or less. Considering I've read a few novels with 300+ pages recently that were populated with bland and unlikeable characters, this is quite a feat.
Good job, Mr. Levithan. This was way better than I expected.