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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 recognises his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like ivy. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realisation about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie checks out for awhile. But he makes it back to reality 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, Amazon.com
I love this book!
The story is quite interesting and realistic.
I identified a lot with Charlie and that's what I like about a book that caught me and really have the... Read more
A fantastic and unique book, bought it after seeing the movie on TV, definitely a recommended read, the book and the movie also compliment each other well.Published 20 days ago by Michael
It was very hard sympathising with the protagonist. It was painful at times experiencing his passive perspective of life. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Rob desRoches