I love the idea! The book is super cute and reads like a very sweet, extended birthday card. It has plenty of room on each page for people to write stories, memories, and wishes. The pages are glossy, so I will have to find an appropriate pen or marker to ensure the messages won't smear. I only give it 4 stars because the front cover has an emblem that reads "Read as a story, sign as a guestbook. Perfect for parties," that looks like a sticker, but is in fact, printed on the cover. I wish it were removable because it feels like it takes away from the book. Other than that, great buy!