I think that this book was a very good read. I really liked the way the author told the story from a first-person perspective and introduced the characters through the view of Charlie. The author writes in a format of compiled letters, making it seem Charlie is writing directly to you, which helps with the immersion of the reader in the book. Another way the author provided the reader with information was through poems to help the reader learn about the personalities of characters. The author writes about the emotions that teenagers go through with great detail and I really like how he did that, since teenagers often go through complex emotions in that part of their lives. I think that the author could have done a better job of organizing the events, as sometimes the positives balance out the negatives too much, and it seems much too staged to be realistic, considering the author went through so much effort to make it seem realistic.
I would rate this book a 10/10 because of the authenticity of the book and how deep the author’s understanding of teenagers is. I would recommend this book to older people because of the explicit content but other than that it is a very good book.