I watched the movie for this book before i read it, When i watched the movie i was like “What a movie! no need to read the book.” it was a damn good movie.
And boy was i wrong. The book was all another experience. The book really humanizes the characters. They seem more real, their problems and personalities are so much more than what appeared on the screen. I would stop comparing because movies was pretty good and i am still high from they book so it is looking bleak in contrast.
The narrator of the book is teenager, and the writer did not evn took the time of the day to describe the way charlie looks because he does not have to. The feelings and situation speak for themselves. The book is written the way a teen would look at the world. He would see the highlights like long hair, pretty girls, jocks etc. But Charlie saw other things like when people did not want to smile, like when they were content and when they were pretending.
I am really interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other and does not like each other.
The book is about coming to understand who we are and where we come from. And who we want to be. Who want to be is one thing that puts the rest in perspective.
Not everyone has a sob story and even if they do its not an excuse.
Most of all about learning to appreciate the love and people and friends around us. Trying to participate and how much important it is say things at times. Regardless of them being harsh, sweet, cheesy, unpleasant they need to be said and said in the most right way as possible.
And my favorite line from the book
Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.”
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