This book has been built up so much and has such a cult following that I was very reluctant to read it. But I did. And I thought it was great. I completely understand now why it has the following that it does. Charlie has a very unique voice, and sometimes I found myself wanting to read his words out loud to others.
The book covers a great deal of “teen topics” such as sex, drugs, suicide, molestation and so on. Though I’ve heard from a few others that they thought the book just crammed in as many sensational moments as possible, I think it reflects how much teens have to deal with on a daily basis. If they don’t have to personally deal with drugs, they know someone who does.
All in all, I really liked reading Charlie’s letters (he writes about his life in letters to an anonymous reader). I liked the way he sees the world, his friends and his family. I recommend you check it out.