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The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second By Drew Ferguson,

  • Title: The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second
  • Author: Drew Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9780758227089
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes, it s just easier to think I m not the freak I m just in an alien world.Being Charles James Stewart, Jr AKA Charlie the Second, means never fitting in Tall, gangly and big eared, he could be a poster boy for teenage geeks An embarrassment to his parents he s not too crazy about them, either , Charlie is a virtual untouchable at his high school, whereSometimes, it s just easier to think I m not the freak I m just in an alien world.Being Charles James Stewart, Jr AKA Charlie the Second, means never fitting in Tall, gangly and big eared, he could be a poster boy for teenage geeks An embarrassment to his parents he s not too crazy about them, either , Charlie is a virtual untouchable at his high school, where humiliation is practically an extracurricular activity Charlie has tried to fit in, but all of his efforts fail on a glorious, monumental scale He plays soccer mainly to escape his home life but isn t accepted by his teammates who basically ignore him on the field He still confuses the accelerator with the brake pedal and as a result, has not only failed his driving exam six times, but also almost killed himself and his driving instructor He can t work on his college essay without writing a searing tell all But what s freaking Charlie out the most is that while his hormones are raging and his peers are pairing off, he remains alone with his fantasies.But all of this is about to change when a new guy at school begins to liven things up on the soccer team and in Charlie s life For the first time in his seventeen years, Charlie will learn how it feels to be a star, well, at least off the field But Charlie discovers that even cool guys have problems as he embarks on a deliciously sexy, risk filled journey from which there is no turning back.
    The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second Sometimes it s just easier to think I m not the freak I m just in an alien world Being Charles James Stewart Jr AKA Charlie the Second means never fitting in Tall gangly and big eared he could be

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    1. I couldn t put this book down when I started reading it That has not happened a in long, long time Ferguson s story moved quickly and I grew attached to Charlie I was dissappointed when the book ended and there was nothing left to read.

    2. Ferguson, Drew 2008 The Screwed Up Life Of Charlie the Second.Okay, so maybe getting my scrawny ass pushed into the back of a Crystal Lake cop car wasn t the smartest thing I ve done, but Dana s party last night it sucked She should thank me The only thing anyone ll remember about the party is me getting busted.What can I say about this one I think you ll either love it or hate it If you re looking for a book about the awkwardness and glory of a guy having his first boyfriend plenty of firsts el [...]

    3. No librarian would have the foresight to seek out a book that catered to young adults who were fairly certain that they were queer, unless the protagonists exist to endure a cautionary tale someone mired in self loathing, is constantly harassed and in an attempt to escape decides to move to Frisco, engages in passive bareback sex and dies of AIDS I m not sure if YA has changed and the pre millenial generation now benefit from a variety of books such as The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second w [...]

    4. I was torn, do I review this book and be embarrassed that I actually finished read it, or just delete it from my list so no one would ever know I picked it up Obviously, I choose to review I was actually excited to read this book, because I went to school with the author Even the back made it sound a little interesting, and hey, it was my High School, so why not give it a try Wow I don t think I ve HATED a book this much in a very long time I found it very offensive and my book group knows that [...]

    5. Just putting this out there right away, this book is VERY explicit when it comes to sexual matters, particularly solo and with another guy It is pretty much erotica with plot, and I do mean that in the best way possible because I really did enjoy this book However, I do think that it pretty much limits the audience due to the amount and detail of sex that happens throughout the book While I had no problem with it being a gay man myself , it may make other people uncomfortable reading it But asid [...]

    6. I was very mercurial when it came to deciding whether or not I liked this book I kept changing my mind, but in the end I decided I really did enjoy it I think it captures the awkward feelings of high school lust and love quite well I think the desire to fit in and find someone to love is something we can all relate to.I will admit, I did find the mentions of sex and self love a bit explicit But unlike other readers on this site, I don t think that automatically means this book should get a bad r [...]

    7. Quality LGBT fiction has become a real interest of mine lately, especially fiction for YA readers I saw this book recommended on a blog and decided to give it a go Being a bit of a geeky gay myself I thought it would make for an interesting read.And interesting it was Charlie is a great character who you side with almost immediately I found his upfront persona brilliantly refreshing and found his bumpy journey through school and sexuality both hilarious and understandable This book does not hold [...]

    8. For the sake of honesty, I should admit I didn t finish this book even though I have it marked as read A couple of factors turned me off of this book One, I don t really get the sense that Ferguson cares for women as human beings much Two, we get it, okay, guys masturbate A lot The only likable female characters in the book are Rob and Charlie s mothers All the girls they go to school with are vain, slutty bitches, and if they do happen to have any redeeming qualities, have fun digging through l [...]

    9. One of the funniest, truly laugh out loud books I ve read in a loooong time But warning I m not actually recommending this book to everyone, because I totally understand that it s NOT FOR EVERYONE It s very crude A lot of dick humor, and explicit sex scenes Personally, I love filthy crude humor, that s just who I am But I get it that others don t What s even better about this book is that behind all the crudeness, and you kind of have to look for this there is a boy who is so incredibly smart, f [...]

    10. A pretty good coming of age novel I understand that this is Drew Ferguson s debut effort.This book is written like a personal essay for college entrance turned into explosive personal, tell all memoir when I say like I am not using a simile, that is a conceit of the book I found the character of Charlie the Second interesting and compelling,if slightly unbelievable he was pretty together for such a dweeb I also think that his supposedly horrifying existence as a high schooler was fairly mild com [...]

    11. Drew Ferguson looks male adolescence unflinchingly in the eye the penis eye.Wildly entertaining, with balanced amounts of truth and insight, it s a shame it s not marketed as a YA novel, because young adults could really get some great stuff out of this, both in knowledge and in entertainment And, that s what it is a truly punk young adult novel It takes typical YA fare first romance, friendships changing, and some sort of life changing nothing will ever be the same problem novel eventd it crank [...]

    12. Charlie is the not only the dork of his senior high school class, is singled out for harassment for being gay, and is a huge disappointment to his father Not only that, but his best friend since second grade now has a girlfriend, so he finds himself with a lot of time on his hands and a lot of time with his hands on his dick When cute and popular new student Rob shows an interest in him, Charlie keeps thinking it must be a mistake, but he soon finds himself with a boyfriend and even reason to f [...]

    13. This is a good book I only gave it three stars because view spoiler I feel there are unresolved issues left hanging Charlie suffers at the hands of Rob s emotional disturbance over the the possibility that his father may have assisted in his mother s death Given what the two of them have been through, and the support Charlie was able to show Rob during the the decline, death and aftermath of Rob s mother, I was disappointed by Charlie s inability to see through the rage that Rob must have felt w [...]

    14. I had never heard of this book and only found it because it was shelved in the wrong section of the GLBT Library I volunteer at The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second is the first novel by Drew Ferguson I really loved this book on so many levels and I read it almost one sitting The story centers around Charlie at 17 year old teenaged high school boy who is struggling to figure out who he is Charlie like most teenagers struggles with his parents, his friends, and finding the keys to happiness, [...]

    15. I absolutely loved this book It was sweet, goofy, sexy, innocent, clever, funny, sad, romantic, erotic.everything I look for in a boyfriend I ripped through this book and fell in love with the Character of Charlie I loved his outlook on life and wished being a gay teenager would have been as interesting for me as it was for him I am happy the way the book ended and I am sad to leave Charlie behind It was nice to read a book about being gay without it really about being gay and no one was suicida [...]

    16. This was the first gay themed novel that I think really captured the difficulties of growing up gay and teenage relationships It was also very graphic, which is realistic and enjoyable to me The writing is rather well done, particularly for a LGBT novel And the characters are great I definitely felt with them throughout the whole book Definitely something I would read again.

    17. While this is a very enjoyable read, and well written, when I got to the end I didn t feel as if I d learned anything or had come to feel anything in particular for the protagonist, other than sympathetic The writing is true but not deep, and the story line contained no surprises.

    18. Whoa Lots of graphic, explicit guy on guy actionVery fun that the book takes place in Crystal Lake and mentions many local places including the Colonial Cafe, Routes 14 and 31, the Village Squire, and Julie Ann s.

    19. This book starts with Charlie getting busted for skinny dipping in someones pool as a dare, and for the rest of the book he doesn t put his penis awaySeriously, I m not a guy so I wouldn t know, but are you really this obsessed with jacking off Like every other page cum rain or shine at school outside at restaurants in church when bullied night and day in the literal face of death obsessed the crazy over use of hyphens isn t just because my name reps one and I m trying to bring them to the masse [...]

    20. The title is a little deceivingCharlie isn t all that screwed up he s pretty normal and has a lot going for him than a lot of high school kids The story is funny, quirky, and well written Though set in contemporary middle America, those of us from the late baby boom era can certainly relate to Charlie s feelings and experiences.

    21. This was an interesting read It was pretty funny and a unique twist on the young gay love story.I would recommend this book for its unique writing style and the twist and turns in the plot line.

    22. I love this book and hate myself for it Extremely vulgar and disgusting, but hilarious Whoever can read this book and not get nightmares afterwards should definitely read My Summer On Earth

    23. i really liked this book it had all the fucked up things high schoolers say and do it had charlie, the resident asshole protagonist and high school senior, who jerked off every other second don t know how accurate that could be i got kinda lost at the end though so many things were happening and it was fairly hard to keep track of it all.

    24. An awesome friend of mine recommended this to me God knows how many years ago, and I ve just gotten around to picking it up The gist of what I knew about this story going in was that the main character is gay, the setting is practically my hometown, and it s incredibly racy.On the one hand, this is only a surface description of the book On the other, these are the three things I focused on the most The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second has a pretty self explanatory title Charlie is the eight [...]

    25. I found Drew Ferguson s novel to be fascinating in its own right, though not wholly satisfying in terms of plot and character development The main focus is Charlie s life, his interactions with others and how blatantly self absorbed he acts in his complicated existence Charlie s criticisms were amusing in the sense they lacked justified reason and simply stemmed from hormonal anger and hostility and, perhaps, loneliness , but the fact this was the only solid element within the book was quite a l [...]

    26. Charlie, at first, felt like an annoying character to me with his constant complaining mocking, but as I read on, I started to feel sympathy and understanding towards him Bink seems like an incredible best friend, and I wish there was time with him not his family Rob, on the other hand, is obviously easily pissed off, but does like our protagonist apparently though whether it s love I don t know Charlie s parents have a constant presence in this book, and a good proportion of the book is about [...]

    27. 3.25 stars Spoiler ahead There s a reason why I tend to avoid coming of age stories the ending While I usually enjoy reading about the character s experiences, the drama, teenage angst, you name it, I always feel let down in the end I understand that life is complicated and especially so early on you just don t get everything you ve ever wanted It s a long road to happily ever after and I shouldn t expect the journey to lifelong happiness to come to a close when the character doesn t even have a [...]

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