This book is a classic among coming of age tales. Narrated by a skilled voice actor, you can't help but to be immersed into the story and moreso in Charlie as a character. Definitely must read!
Be ready for drugs, some sex and plenty of mature themes. But less formulaic that many others of this genre. Interesting story and characters.
This is truly a remarkable novel. My oldest son, Brian, has a girlfriend who pressed this novel on me a few years ago. She had read several times and said I would really enjoy it. I admit to being dubious, but because it was short and I didn't have anything else going at the time I thought, Why not? I am so glad I did. I read it twice and then when it became an Audible selection I purchased it and listened to it. It is an absolutely wondrous but heartbreaking story of adolescence. Don't be deceived though, this is far from being just some YA novel. This is a major work of fiction that you owe it to yourself to experience. Multiple times.
Thanks, Amber. What a great recommendation.
Yes. It was enjoyable to listen to. I think anyone can relate to parts of the story and some of the feelings that Charlie has. He feels like a misfit and misunderstood. He struggles with decisions and relating to others.
Possibly Better Nate than Ever. Both are stories of teenage boys who are misfits. They are trying to figure out who they are and what they have to offer. The both discover things about themselves along the way.
Noah Galvin brings Charlie to life with a believable voice that makes you feel that he IS Charlie as you are listening. You feel that you are inside Charlie's thoughts and Noah's voice has that youthfulness that is so endearing.
The journey of a teenage boy as he discovers the hard truths of adolescence.
I really wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. This movie was popular and touted as the same genre as "The Fault in our Stars", which I loved. The main character, Charlie, is just "off", for lack of a better term. I kept waiting for something wonderful to happen or something climactic to happen, but it never did. There was a surprise at the end, but it didn't really change the story or character much.
The narration was really good and you could easily tell the characters by the voice, so I gave it 4 stars, but the story was really only about 3 stars. If you still want to try it out, wait until it goes on sale.
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I have a whole review of this book in my blog "Perks of being a Scarlet Reader"
but the narrator does a superb job! Just the ideal voice for the ideal character :3 It is just amazing! if you connected with the book, YOU will connect a thousand times better with the audio book :3
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The story is great, and I could see this becoming a classic.
The narrator's voice is the appropriate age range, which is both immersive yet sometimes cringy. He really pushes some emotions home which an older reader might lack, but his pitch flounders at points.
I had high hopes for this book based on all the rave reviews, but it fell flat for me. I don't know if it was the letter format, the writing style, or just the plot, but I was bored quite a bit of the time during the story. I didn't engage with the characters and I didn't find anything new or interesting in this book. I listened to the audio version, which is probably the only reason I finished; I did like the narrator. Any parts that came to life to me were due more to the narration than the writing.