Charlie is fifteen and just entering high school. The book is written in letters to an anonymous person explaining his experiences in high school, his family life and his new friends. Charlie starts by talking about his friends in middle school had how one of them had committed suicide and the other stopped talking to Charlie. He then talks about his family which consists of his dad, his mom, his older brother and sister. Charlie also mention another relative, Aunt Helen. He only got to see her on holidays and she was by far his favorite relative. However, Aunt Helen was in a terrible car accident and passed away.
Later on we meet Charlie’s new found friends Sam, Patrick, Mary Elizabeth and Bill. Charlie hangs out with Sam and Patrick at Big Boy a lot. Charlie met Patrick through shop class and met Sam at a football game. Bill on the other hand is his advanced English teacher. Bill gives Charlie different books to read frequently throughout the book. As we progress through the book we find out that Sam is a love interest for Charlie. Patrick also ha...
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