Year pub: 1999
Publisher: MTV Books & Pocket Books
*THANKS JOSH! FOR LENDING THIS TO ME!
IDK if you'll ever see this, but THANKS ANYWAYS!*
My heart has made room for another book.
What I love most about books is their characters. It's just what makes up the book, the backbone. Without amazing characters, it just doesn't work. And this book, just devotes everything to the characters.
Charlie is starting freshman year. He doesn't have any friends and he doesn't know how to make them, either. But when Sam and Patrick (A.K.A. Nothing) welcomes him as their friends, he feels welcomed and accepted. And freshman year, seems like not such a bad year after all.
Charlie is super sweet, and innocent as well. He's very emotional and the more I read about his story and about his Aunt and about his siblings and his family and his school life and his English teacher, the more real he was. He's the realest, truest character I have ever meet.
Now, the writing is super special. Even though it's told from Charlie's POV, it's told through letters. I was a bit skeptical about this because I've read many in letter/diary form and it's jut boring, this...this is just like art through words. Charlie's writing to a "friend" and it's like you are his friend. You just found him, and he found you.
I think I wrote an awful review for this book because this book deserves so much more, and if I could keep Charlie all safe and bottled up in my heart, I would. But I can't and somethings, I just wanted to hug him. Because everything will be okay.