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I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like kudzu. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie retreats from reality for awhile. But he makes it back in due time, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it may bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling of "being infinite," is a kindred spirit to the generation that's been slapped with the label X. --Brangien Davis
Many people think that they can watch movies and get just as much out as if they had read the book.
Charlie has so many different experiences that everyone who reads the book can not only relate to him in some way but can also feel very distant from him.
I found the characters very easy to create a connection with, I thought the book was very well written, and overall, it was a beautiful story.
Great reading for tweens. On lines of the diary of a wimpy kid, but certainly more thoughtful.Published 5 hours ago by Ashwin Riswadkar
I thought it was an actual book, but it is like just tips. If want it you can get, but I don't recommend this.Published 2 days ago by Tanya S.
That single line from this beautiful novel helped me to see what Charlie had been trying to communicate through his entire letters....which is that we are unique, and infinite. Read morePublished 2 days ago by the booknut
It was a weird read for me. I remember liking the movie, but the book and its characters were hard to connect with. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sarah Nadeau
I find this book really relatable. I like being able to read the mental perspective of Charlie through out the book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chelsea
This is an incredibly touching and inspiring story. The main character is personable and you feel as if you are growing up with him. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Lisa R. Levy
This book was awesome not only because of the realism but because you get to infer for yourself on several aspects of the bookPublished 7 days ago by David