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The Downside of Being Charlie

(2012)
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Charlie is handed a crappy senior year. Despite losing thirty pounds over the summer, he still gets called "Chunks" Grisner. What's worse, he has to share a locker with the biggest Lord of the Rings freak his school has ever seen. He also can't figure out whether Charlotte VanderKleaton, the beautiful strawberry lip-glossed new girl, likes him the way he likes her. Oh, and then there's his mom. She's disappeared - again - and his dad won't talk about it.

Somewhere between the madness, Charlie can at least find comfort in his one and only talent that just might get him out of this life-sucking place. But will he be able to hold his head above water in the meantime?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Raw, Heartfelt, and searingly honest. A must-read." - Catherine Ryan Hyde


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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Downside of Being Charlie
Author(s): Jenny Torres Sanchez
ISBN: 0-7624-4401-0 / 978-0-7624-4401-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press
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Title: The Downside of Being Charlie
Author(s): Jenny Torres Sanchez
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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May 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Downside of Being Charlie
Author(s): Jenny Torres Sanchez
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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