oh yea I seriously thought this was a good feeling high school teen book but then wow its deep it was good but wow.
just the was he is so real and the ending how he deals with everything
the narrator was amazing I really felt as if he was just my friend telling me his life story
there are a tad couple of parts that are graphic not extreme but some that I could do without but it wasn't a deal breaker
Reminded me of Catcher in the Rye. Made me uncomfortable. Wouldn't recommend it - especially to impressionable teens.
It's hard not to like or relate to Charlie. He is a smart freshman that is, like most of us were, thrown into the overwhelming world of high school. Drugs, Sex, and Music. As with most smart kids he spends too much time in his head and not enough time living. Watching Charlie grown through this book is a treat. The only problem I have with this book is the ending, just not sure I liked it (It wasn't predictable like many of these types of books are, but it also was kind of just....eh). That aside, the narration is one of the best I've heard on audible. The narrator brings this book to life and helps you identify and feel for Charlie. It's worth a listen.
This was a well written story about a young man and how much easier it is to pretend tragedy hasn't touch him rather than face the truth, although it is rarely the right thing to do.
I really enjoyed not being able to predict this story.
My favorite scene was when Charlie, Patrick, and Sam are in the vehicle driving under the bridge...I remember that feeling as a teenager...being "infinite".
I think I would take Sam out to dinner since I have had many friends like her before and we would probably have a great time.
I considered abandoning the book about a third of the way through. I didn't see where it was going, and I didn't like the format (the narrator writes you letters). The story took a long time to get going.
I wouldn't. Even though it took place during the time I went to high school and referenced bands and songs that I loved - even though I really wanted to love this book about a quirky high school kid who doesn't fit in - I really struggled with it.
I couldn't stand most of the characters.
He seemed a little disaffected to me.
I did see the movie, when I was just over halfway through the audiobook. It made me dislike the characters even more, although it showed me that the story was going to start getting a little more interesting if I just hung in there.
I started out by watching the movie. It was impressively done with stellar performances by the entire cast. So, of course, I knew I had to read or listen to the book. At first I didn't think I was going to like it, because the entire story is told to you by Charlie as he writes letters to "Dear Friend", which happens to be all of us who go on this journey. But I was greatly surprised that this method of writing made it more personal for me as if Charlie was writing the letters directly to me. It was a one-on-one with this boy who has seen and experienced all the wonderful, and bad, things about high school.
I don't give out five stars very often, but this audiobook certainly deserved every one of them.
By the way, Patrick is a hoot in the book and the movie.
These characters reminded me of so many friends I've lost touch with since my school days. This book brought them all back, if only for a brief time.
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Great short story,if you've seen the movie then you need to read the book.This is a story that will take you back to high school then throw you for a loop at the end!! If I had to pick I would watch the movie!!! Watch it you can't go wrong...
Yes. I loved it.
I've never read one quite like this before. Audible recommended exlee but I did not fing these books to have anything in common except for the fact that the main characters were smart young boys
Life! He did an awesome job!
The truth about life
I liked this book so much I rented the movie. I am not generally a movie person. The movie was good but the book was awesome
Though provoking, yet entertaining
Complete and meaningful ending
At times, made it like normal conversation, which is the voice and tone of the book. The only problem I had was that he over pronounced the ends of words, and this became irritating at times.
I cried my eyes out! I loved this book and never wanted it to end! I loved every minute! It is a truely wonderful story that touched my heart!