I haven’t really read a lot of the Batman graphic novels, or even the original comics. I watched the animated TV series when I was a kid, I’ve seen the Tim Burton movies (and, of course, the Christopher Nolan versions), and a few months ago, I watched the Adam West movie for the first time. I wouldn’t exactly say that I’m a huge fan of Batman, but I do definitely love the idea of the masked hope for a futuristic, corrupt Gotham City.
I have to say, the whole 16-year-old falling in love with a 40-something-year-old story line really threw me at first. The story at that point is told from Jeremy’s point of view, so the reader could see his reasoning behind things, but … still. Since I stuck it out and kept going until the end, I understood the reality of the situation, and also saw the various relationships presented in the book with large age gaps (not only between Belinda and Jeremy), but some readers might be thrown too far by it early on and give up before getting to the real meat of the story.