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Freak Magnet

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by Andrew Auseon

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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

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Freak Magnet 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so I first read this book in the library when I was what 12... and I really couldnt put it down so I checked it out and finished it around 2 in the morning on a school night. This book just really brings you in the story. Can't give spoilers. Just read it.
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code7r More than 1 year ago
This novel is about a "freak" named Charlie and a "magnet" named Gloria. Charlie is a very interesting character. He has Asperger-type behaviors and totally sees the world in his own way and he embraces that. When we first hear about Gloria, the reader makes the assumption that she is one of the beautiful girls who has no problems. Then Charlie sees Gloria and their story begins. The chapters alternate in this book between Charlie and Gloria. Charlie first sees Gloria when she enters a coffee shop to get coffee. To him, she is the most beautiful person he has ever seen and he feels the need to tell her. We learn that Gloria definitely attracts freaks though she tries not to and when she meets Charlie it reinforces her view that she is a freak magnet. Charlie is one of the sweetest characters I have read. He has such a good heart and he totally wears it on his sleeve. Gloria could have been a typical snobby girl, but the author gives her a vulnerability that makes her likable. Although the characters meet through many chance encounters, the author makes us believe that it is totally normal and that perhaps fate does take an active role in some lives. This was a fun read and I am glad that I had the opportunity to go into Charlie's and Gloria's world, even if just for a little while.
RebeccaNaomi More than 1 year ago
This book has alternating point of view every other chapter between Charlie and Gloria that starts with Charlie. He is awkward and he has a trip planned to Chile for an astronomy internship that he won over thousands. Gloria's family has never been further than they are during the book. The book is about how Gloria and Charlie learning to open up to other people after they have become closed off from situations that have broken both of their hearts. They just want to get away from the problems that are bugging them. My favorite characters are not the main characters but then for me they so rarely are. I liked Charlie's best friend, Edison and Gloria's older sister, Maggie. Edison tries to stop Charlie from "pulling a Charlie". Pulling a Charlie is when Charlie gets excited he forgets how he is supposed to act and without scaring the person that he is talking to. Charlie has the tendency to yell a lot. Edison and Charlie became friends after Edison was put into a wheelchair and Edison takes it upon himself to protect Charlie and is like a typical teenage boy. Maggie loves comic books and dresses like some of her favorite character all of the time. She looks out for Gloria and encouarages her to act crazy every so often. Charlie and Gloria like I have already stated somewhere up there are the main characters. Charlie is a bit of a jerk near the end of the book while Gloria is a jerk in the beginning. So they each have their moments of jerkitude. I like how way the author does the tone of both of the voices in the point of views. I found the ending of the book to be sweet but a little bittersweet.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
The quirky characters are believable. Their unexpected romance is perfect. But most importantly, the spontaneous order that brings them together is exactly what they both need. Charlie Wyatt is something else, alright. He's an astronomy nerd, talks way too much when he's nervous, and secretly earns his daily strength from a Superman costume he wears underneath his clothes. As far as Gloria Aboud goes, she's one tough cookie you don't want to mess with. Yet, she has an expressive side that comes out in her poetry. They are the last people you'd ever expect to end up with one another. As this story proves, though, sometimes it's our life challenges and struggles that bring polar opposites together. Andrew Auseon's FREAK MAGNET is an unexpected yet completely likeable novel. Everything is realistic; there's no nonsense characters or traditional fairy tale plots. Charlie and Gloria are two people that you could find walking the streets in real life or, in this case, Washington, D.C. This makes their reliance on one another and their personal growths resonate in your own heart.