Heard about this book on Goodreads and decided it sounded pretty good and since it seemed like a quick read I decided to give it a go but little to my knowledge did I know it was a school book. A very popular one at that!Everyone who ever read it said it was a sad book and that I should carry tissues with me and as I do admit I thought it was fairly sad, I feel I did not need tissues, maybe I am not as sentimental as others? Or maybe I went into it expecting myself to ball and then expected too much? I don't know but I really did enjoy the book. I gave it 4/5 stars!
What would yo do in Charlie's case? I would want to at least try to be smart too but there is a moral to the story, that even if you have what you always wanted it doesn't necessarily mean you will become happy. He had everything but the smarts. He had friends, a job he loved, and he seemed content in his life but when he was given the gift of intelligence it was all taken away and he was left with the realization that people did not look at him in the same way anymore, which is either bad or good??? But he became super smart and then arrogance set in. The character I hated the most is the obvious, I hauted his mother. Me, being a parent of two beautiful girls, I could never imagine turning one of them away or even putting them down! But it makes for a great story!