“Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.”
Rating: 2 stars
So I’ve finally read this book after putting it on my TBR list for so long. But let me tell you one thing … I might be the only person on the planet who didn’t love it. Maybe I had high expectations because of all the hype surrounding it. It’s my opinion, I know that many people loved it and recommend it to everyone. I might watch the movie in the near future just to see how the book was translated on the big screen.
First of all the writing did really annoy. I had a hard time connecting with the story because of it. The story could have been written in the 3rd person or in many POV’s on how they see Charlie or something like that i don’t know.
Then, concerning the plot !! I thought that the author wrote about every single issue any teenager can go through during this phase to mention a few: alcohol, drugs, insecurity … He could’ve shed the light on one or two of those issues and attempt to get to a result at the end of the book!!
Some books have some slow beginnings but somewhere in the middle the story can really catch someone’s attention. I thought this book would be in that category but needless to say that it didn’t have that strong story line that I keep looking for in every book I read. The thing that made me finish the book is that some of the characters were a little entertaining and I wanted to know how the author has ended his story.