If I am perfectly honest I have to say that I didn’t really like this book…at all. I know I am in the minority here but this story did nothing for me. Sure he is trying to figure out who he is and he has had some traumatic things happen to him but I just don’t like him. Why does this kid cry so much? It’s like every page he is crying for some reason or another and most of the time I want to tell him to grow up. There isn’t really a range of emotion in the book either. It’s either “they were all so happy” or “they were all really sad.” And if Charlie was so smart why could he not catch on to simple social cues? And what 15 year old doesn’t know what masturbation is? I know this was the 90’s but still, come on. Another thing that kept me wondering throughout this book was how did he get into this group of Seniors so easily? These really cool older kids take on this weird freshman who cries all the time? I just can’t see it happening. I know this book has a huge following and all that and it does have some nice lines about being infinite, but that was about it. I feel like the author was trying to hard to get me to feel something that I just couldn’t feel because this kid just wouldn’t stop crying.