In the story, which is told in letters, there is a young boy named Charlie who is just entering high school. He is kind of clueless and doesn't have any friends. Although true, he is very inteligent. And wants to be a writer.
Later in the story he meets two siblings (step brother and sister) named Sam and Patrick. They become his best friends and help him learn and experience the world: through providing knowledge and life experiences.
I don't want to give the story away but the end is very emotional and even though some people may say they knew it was coming, I did not. I was completely shocked. I believe you be surprised as well.
Furthermore, the writing in this book is terrific. I kept finding myself laughing and telling myself that I would have said something like that when I was younger and that I would have found myself in the same situtation. I will admit I even cried. I read the book in one day because I could not put the book down. I believe it can be used to help young adults understand the world and who others are. It might also help some teens find out who they really are.
I am very excited that this book is becoming a movie. I believe they have an excellent cast especially with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger from Harry Potter) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) in the film. The movie comes out September 14th. I have attached a trailer for everyone to see.
Right now I am re-reading the book and falling in love with it once again!
Please watch the trailer.