The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez

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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?

 

 

About Jenny Torres Sanchez

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Jenny Torres Sanchez lives in Florida with her husband and children where she currently writes full time. Before her debut novel The Downside of Being Charlie she taught high school for several years, where she credits her eclectic students for inspiring her to write young adult novels.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Running Press Kids. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He does have a loyal friend, Rat Pack–wannabe Ahmed, a newly svelte figure courtesy of fat camp and, perhaps, the interest of cute new girl Charlotte.

Apr 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Downside of Being Charlie

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Charlie went to “Camp Fit” during the summer before his senior year and lost 30 pounds, but he’s still carrying a heavy load.

May 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Downside of Being Charlie

Seventeen

The Gist: After his parents shipped him off to summer fat camp, Charlie Grisner returns a new person...well, at least 30 pounds lighter.

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