I guess that's - a good thing?
And of course, it isn't just the boy, but the entire world. I think it's marvellous. I know that it is based on old myth and lore from many places and times, that other writers have done similar (or even better) things, that the hype is incredible annoying (and usually uncalled for). I know there are inconsistencies (but hell, they exist in the "real" world too), injustices (same!), and imperfections (yeah!). But I love it. I enjoy it. I can think about it, and not just in a nitpicky way (though I do that quite a bit).