Charlie Stewart the Second isnít the most popular guy in his High School. Heís a geek with a dad, whom he calls First, that is always pushing him to do better. Not to worry though, Charlie is also pretty sarcastic and plays soccer. Itís actually that sport that begins to change his life, when a new kid joins the team. When the two start a relationship, Charlie is thrown into a world of discovery, passion...and death?
The Screwed -Up Life of Charlie the Second is told entirely through Charlieís journal entries which provided a much more personal account of his life and thoughts, which I definitely enjoyed. Charlie is an average teenage boy who is simply trying to write his own story, without being the kid on the sidelines all the time. The story is not sugar-coated, and is very realistic to teenage life. I would definitely recommend this novel, but for older teens and up. The book contains mature moments, without being explicit.
Alright, we are having a giveaway with this book review.
The Prize: A Marked Up Copy of The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second
How to enter: If you comment on this review, you get TWO entries. If you comment on anything else posted on this blog until the end of the contest, you get one extra entry. Each time you post after this=another new entry, so you can get quite a few chances. Make sense?
Deadline: August 31
^I'm talking about the posts I make on my blog, Shooting Stars. Link is at the top of this post. Feel free to enter on here though!
*Marked up copy means the author writes little notes about the book and his writing in the margins. It's great fun to see as you are reading the book (I had this copy to read/review!)