Alright, so I was in between The Name of the Wind and its sequel. (still haven’t started that.) I have a stack of my brother’s books that I borrowed to read and so I grabbed a thin one to bust through. This one was very interesting. I had seen the movie and so I knew the general idea of the book. This is definitely a young adult book. Great for a high school read. Not my favorite book in the world but they can’t all be right? This book is a series of letters from a boy named Charlie and it gives insight into the mind and troubles of a high school mind and life.
Pros: The story was fascinating. It was based in the early 1990s and definitely gave an accurate view of what goes on in the mind and life of a freshman boy. The author definitely did not make the kid seem more adult than he was supposed to be. He had the right voice. One of the letters even opens up with “I love twinkies!” lol. There were great relationships and great conflict.
Cons: It was terrifying to relive the mind of a high school student. Lol. I don’t want to remember how I thought and some of the things that had to be learned about the ways of the world. I know everyone may not see it that way but ya lol. Other than that, it was still a great book!
Overall: It was definitely a quick , good read. High school students would definitely enjoy it or even college. More of a young adult book as opposed to one that is more geared towards adults. Great descriptions and stories. Worth the read either way.