This story is about Charlie, a 15 year old starting high school. He’s a wallflower who observes everything and keeps quiet and understand things. He is an introvert.
The story is in the form of letters written by Charlie. It’s about friends and family, a student coping with high school. It highlights mental illness such as PTSD, depression and suicide. It’s an honest and realistic book that will remind us of our high school days.
I absolutely love the cover of the book.
Few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn’t do or what they didn’t know. I don’t know. I guess there could always be someone to blame.”
“I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
“It’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.”