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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.
Bought for my 14 year old granddaughter - she loved the book!Published 9 hours ago by Elizabeth J Cordes
This was a good book. The characters seem like real everyday young adults and is a funny yet serious story that anyone can love. ;)Published 1 day ago by Kiesha
Great book! Provides a more insightful picture of the character that appear in the movie. I really like the way the book is composed as it consists of letters to an unknown... Read morePublished 2 days ago by PhysicsPhD
I love/hate this book very much-but I guess that's what makes it so special. I wanted to throw my kindle across the room, but obviously I would never EVER do something like... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Madison Marie Hamby
Every Teenager should read this so they understand that life's not easy for anyone. Its real and down to earth humor for the everyday young person. Recommended for 17 plus.Published 3 days ago by Grace