Charlie is an awkward high school freshman, who has always sat on the sidelines. But you can’t sit on the sidelines forever, and Charlie had decided to make an effort to “participate”. So we follow him through his first year of “participating” in high school, as he writes his Dear Friend chronicling all his experiences.
What I liked:
This book was everything I wanted The Catcher in the Rye to be. No, I mean that. I read The Catcher in the Rye a while back and I was pretty disappointed with it, so when I picked this book up, I just couldn’t get Catcher out of my head. Because Perks kind of has that feel. But you feel the things Charlie feels and you relate to what he has going on. It felt very authentic, and there was definite growth in the character throughout the book.
What I didn’t like:
It’s been a few days since I finished this book and I still can’t come up with anything I didn’t like about this book. It maybe started a little slow. But once I got into the book, that was negligible.
I enjoyed this book, I thought it was a strong coming of age story, and I can see this becoming a classic, so I would definitely recommend this book.