I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, only I got something I never expected. Summary: Charlie Wyatt has no social filter. I think, though a guy could enjoy it, the book is more suited to a female audience because it is centrally a love story. I picked this book because I sort of thought that it could somehow connect with my life. Charlie is the exact opposite of Gloria, he's completely honest, a freak show, way too nice, and he's hiding a secret from everyone.
That sums up Charlie quite nicely. The book wasn't completely terrible, and I feel like it had potential to be really great. If she reads the book, I would hope that she'd realize that there are people that want to be in her life and she should let them in. Everything is realistic; there's no nonsense characters or traditional fairy tale plots. I get that he is pretty cheesy and weird, and he's especially strange, but like Gloria in the story I felt that he was innocently sweet. Honestly, I just picked up this book because 1.
Not sure when this is based in, but if you start to live in your car for a days because of grief, you need help. I found this book in a used book sale in the library. I recommend this book to someone looking for a book to make them smile. Charlie knew this girl was anything but typical, particularly to him. This has to be my first or one of the first one star books I have read.
He was just quirky enough to work for me. Because thats how I feel, I even had a bizarre thought that maybe I should eat one of the pages. The father views this as completely normal, not weird at all that all his son's abnormal behavior starting with the superman suit underneath his clothes ending with inability to not offend others by keeping his mouth shut accumulates into him trying to run away and hurl his telescope out the window. A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once. But when I feel like things i. On the mornings when I felt the need to don my Superman costume the most, when the red buzz of the baby monitor felt like it was coming from inside my head, I didn't want to accept the single irrefutable truth that this was the life I had, and that it wasn't going to suddenly cease belonging to me.
But most importantly, the spontaneous order that brings them together is exactly what they both need. It was about the two main characters becoming basically obsessed with each other, which was kind of a letdown. While there was a small collection of entertaining bits there wasn't enough to keep me fully invested in the story. Not sure when this is based in, but if you start to live in your car for a days because of grief, you need help. His mom suffers from a terrible rare disease and he has had to watch her slowly get worse all his life.
I am embarrassed to say it was because it was a young adult novel written by a guy. Their unexpected romance is perfect. Charlie is the freak, a self contained genius with near zero social skills and absolutely no problem being himself. And Charlie is slightly autistic, which only made him more fun, and nice, and good. I loved that he seemed real despite his craziness. Broken and strong and artistic.
Then, suddenly, they become more than friends. Charlie knew this girl was anything but typical, particularly to him. Then, the other guy, who one day because of grief pretty much stands motionless at his job for quite a while, not leaving, just standing there ignoring all the people in line telling him to do his job. Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseon was a very interesting read. This was a fun read and I am glad that I had the opportunity to go into Charlie's and Gloria's world, even if just for a little while. Andrew Auseon portrayed many completely realistic characters with their own trials and tribulations, and their own way of coping with them, while weaving a love story into it. And Charlie is slightly autistic, which only made him more fun, and nice, and good.
It was a fun, light, cute read. Despite his awkwardness, I found Charlie to be the more engaging narrator here. But in an almost cosmic way, Charlie and Gloria develop a meaningful relationship. Worse yet they don't even kiss at the end. There is quirky, and then there is unable-to-function-in-society. Jenny: Besides, my heart belongs with Will from Firelight Carla - Are we mad? Gloria is solemn, preferring to live her life in her brother's old car, surrounding herself in dirt and her duvet.
He is 17-years old, and fascinated by two things: astronomy and Superman. Then she meets Charlie, and when I say meets, well you'll know what I mean when you read this book. Meet the freak: Charlie is definitely dancing to his own tune. One day a unusual stranger named Charlie Wyatt falls in love with Gloria and tell her how he feels as soon as he goes up to her. And Charlie is the next freak drawn to this magnet.
I get that he is pretty cheesy and weird, and he's especially strange, but like Gloria in the story I felt that he was innocently sweet. The characters were good and well written, and I enjoyed reading about them. It was fun, witty, and real- three characteristics that when mixed together make for pure awesomeness. He's also working his first mind-numbing job and helps his father care for his mother, who was diagnosed with Huntington's when Charlie was just seven. The challenge the face is whether Charlie can break down Gloria's walls before sorrow drowns them Gloria is the Magnet, a tough, quirky, guarded girl with a chip n her shoulder the size of a barn door. It felt like she simply liked to cut up her sentences. However, Charlie is not at all like the others, and, as Gloria soon finds out, they have more in common than she thinks.