I'm going to give this one 3 stars, because I don't really know how I feel about it. What I really want to say is WTF?
There is so much going on in this book...not all of it realistic.
To tell the truth, I was in love with the story until the very end. The last twist to the story left me felling sad and a little weirded out.
The narrator, Noah Galvin, was pretty great. He made the story much more enjoyable.
I bought this for my teenage daughters. It has, so far, adult situations I don't care for my daughters to be listening too. i don't think I can finish listening to it. I found it disgusting.
This book draws you in immediately. The narrator is perfect in his rendition of the story from the first-person perspective, and captured the tone and emotions of the main character Charlie so well. I'm glad I didn't just read it on the page, because now I couldn't imagine wanting anyone else's voice in my head telling this story. The book itself struck me as such an honest and accurate depiction of life as a young teenager, and how important and significant everything seems at the time, at that age. Song lyrics, book choices, friendships, family... It transported me back to the conflicts and constant emotional highs and lows of that age and that time in our lives, which become so easy to forget as an adult. Listening to this book was a romantic and nostalgic experience that made me think both fondly and sympathetically to my own high school days. A touching and beautiful story.
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I saw the movie and loved it so I wanted to read the book to compare! The book was even better. I couldn't put it down. I made time to listen. Great coming of age book. But even better for adults. Writing clear and descriptive. The narrarator was soothing and invitive. The disturbing back story was not overpowering. Which made the read not soppy and uncomfortable. A great great listen.
In listening to this book all I could think was how weird it was the similarities between this kid and myself in the way he thinks and acts towards others. The story was told very well painting vivid pictures bettered only by the artful way in which it was read.
I was impressed with the narrator. He did a great job switching between the many voices, both male & female, young and old. The emotion & struggles, highs & lows of the protagonist felt real, as did the many characters the narrator gave voice to. I feel that the story is not just for adolescents.
Loved everything about it, including the narrator. It was relatable, and the narration wasn't monotone or anything. Would recommend it to young adults, or any age group in general.