I largely enjoyed the book, mostly because I liked the main character's voice -- his way of seeing and describing things. My main issue with the book is that it started to seem like a checklist of everything that can go wrong in adolescence. But for the most part, it was a pleasant ride, and the narrator was very good. By the way, I strongly discourage you from renting the movie after reading the book. It feels very thin by comparison.
I liked the narrator.. he sound\ed like you would like the character would sound like.
It was boring. It took me forever to get thru it.. I lagged for a month in between listenings. I just lost the will to care when nothing ever seemed to happen. I am sure there is a point, but it wasnt interesting enough to make me want to care.
I havent seen the movie, not sure there could even be one, theres no point to this story
Not at all. Waste of time.
If it wasn't for the great narrator performance I wouldn't finished the book. The premise of a teenager writing letters to a stranger didn't convince me, and although I enjoyed some of the passages, overall I didn't think the plot was strong enough.
warm, lyrical, tangible
Charlie shares his life and his world in a way that is both down-to-earth and timeless. If you were young in the 90s you can certainly go back there, but that infinite feeling between friends transcends a specific time and place. I have seen myself again and again in the situations Charlie describes.
Noah is an incredible narrator, bringing life and emotion to the words without running away with the story.
This book made me smile. A lot. It made me cry. It made me want to call my friends and tell them about things I remember about the times we were infinite and the times we fought and the times we all cried, together.
An absolute must for any age. It will do your 15-year-old soul, with all it's torn notebook pages and snippets of song lyrics, good.
anything you can do, i can do bitter
the reader's voice lends the character the requisite youth, innocence, and sustained self-exploratory tone throughout this emotionally searing piece
the delivery of the first person letter structure of this book is highly unusual, but incredibly well executed. the dramatic reveal at the end is delivered with heartbreaking honesty.
the description of the bad acid trip and its aftermath was amazing
my daughter recommended this book to me as a late century Catcher in the Rye, which is a lofty comparison. there are similarities in that it tells the story of a misunderstood and damaged young man coming to understand how broken he is. i was surprised at how impressed i was with the story and it's narration. it was definitely well worth the listen.
After watching the film, I was very interested in reading the book and enjoyed it very much as well. The story is compelling and the narrator did a fantastic job.
I haven't read the print version.
I guess I'd pick John Green's works, as both contain a nice balance of humor and drama. Chbosky's work is quieter, though.
I love Galvin's audio performances! It's so nice to hear an actual teenager read teen narrators, and he is also very versatile with the other characters despite having a very distinct natural voice.
Both! Not sobbing, but i was definitely emotionally affected both happily and sadly.
I love how the drama of each characters lives unfolds slowly and subtly... it makes for a huge payoff, particularly with Charlie.
Wasn't sure i would like reading about this young boy's life, but it sounded intriguing, and it was. I recommend it
Very much enjoyed this audiobook which my niece recommended. I particularly appreciated the narrator who does a GREAT job with all of the voices including the female voices, which I found very impressive. The coming of age story is emotionally moving and unique enough to hold the attention of an adult. Not my usual fare but satisfying and a really great performance by the narrator. Highly recommended for teenagers and young adults.