I'm torn about this book in a lot of ways. The voice of the narrator rang false to me, especially at the beginning. Charlie was certainly very, very young for a 15 year-old (what 15 year-old boy has never heard of masturbation?) and I couldn't warm up to him. There were pieces that were lovely, and I really dug the epilogue. Had I read this at 14? This review would be a whole different story, with lots of !!!1! and which quote I was going to have for my first tattoo.