Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseon

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: HarperCollins (HarperTeen)
Spoilers?: No.

Amazon Synopsis:
A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.
Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just thinks he's like every other freak who feels compelled to talk to her, although a little better-looking than most.
While Charlie has his head in the clouds, Gloria's got hers in a book: her Freak Folio—a record of every weirdo who's talked to her in the last year (it's a big book). But never before has she felt the pull to get to know one of them better. Until now.
In this he-said-she-said tale of love, loss, and lucky signs from the author of the ac-claimed Funny Little Monkey, two young strangers at a crossroads in their lives become friends by happy accident (okay, maybe some harmless stalking is involved—and not by the person you'd think!) and forever change each other.


This is about Gloria, the girl who tends to attract freaks of all kinds even though she wants nothing to do with them, and Charlie, the good-hearted freak who is sure that she's the one.
Gloria is nice, even while (understandably) wary of Charlie. And Charlie is slightly autistic, which only made him more fun, and nice, and good. I would hang out with both of them, but Charlie is my favorite.
Freak Magnet was really good. It was a fun, light, cute read. The characters were good and well written, and I enjoyed reading about them. They had problems outside each other, but they also had each other. The writing kept me in the story and made it easy to get through. The ending was pretty good, if a little open.
It was a good book, and I really enjoyed it.

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