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.
The combination of story that flows and narrator and draws you right in to the story.
The confrontation with Sam towards the end, where she confronts him with how he lives so much in his head that he's missing out on opportunities/relationships etc. Through the book it's so easy to go with the flow and experience things from his perspective, that when an insight was thrown at him from outside, I realised how unreliable he was in telling the whole story.
The narrator was fantastic. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed reading the book so much, the narrator bought the story to life
Well it nearly ended that way with being stranded in an airport for half a day. I didn't feel impatient to get on my way, it was such a great story
I enjoyed the performance of this story by Noah. He managed to make the voice of Charlie seem like a very real person. The story itself embraces some serious problems facing young people today in an engaging tale written as a series of letters being sent to the reader as a caring friend. I hope the upcoming movie can do this book justice!
This book is full of nostalgic moments and relatable characters. I love this work. I own it on paper back and I'm so glad i own it on audible as well.
it's a story I can see my self in. I can relate easily to Charlie. But towards the end it made me really conflicted. I got to the point of tears because I was happy and sad knowing that this all true that all your friends will soon just be nothing but a memory as you start a new chapter in your life. that's the part that scares me. I don't want to start a new chapter in my life, but life doesn't wait for anyone. so just live it up and don't about things, ignore schools and planning for the future. Live in the moment.
loved the book, I've read it before a few years ago but it was an awesome experience listening to it.
I think the narrator did a great job of making Charlie come to life, and full of all his emotions and confusion.
would recommend to plenty.
I have loved this book since I found it when I was thirteen and it has and always will be my favorite. Whenever my depression is at its worst, Perks helps me know that Im not the only one that can feel and think this way. I am now almost thirty and have long ago lost count of all the times I've read it. This reading of it is amazing. The voice gives such life to Charlie and even the other characters. I laughed and cried and loved every minite of it. Just as Charlie would, I'm sure, I hope everyone who reads (or hears in this case) this book loves it as much as I do. I hope it makes you think about everyone else who has read it, and take notice of rough blankets, and remember that your friend likes Anne Rice, and not hold back your tears, and forever feel infinate.