Freak Magnet (Google eBook)
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Freak Magnet is a story of a young man who sees himself as a misfit, devoid of social skills with very little hope of ever gaining them -- the Freak -- and a young woman, who seems to draw the attention of people but who only wants to push them, all of them, away -- the Magnet. When their worlds collide, his in-your-face enthusiasm crashes right into her prickly demands to be left alone. Will they ever see past their own caricatures of themselves and each other? If they face the problems in their own lives, perhaps they can begin to deal with them together. This is the story of their struggle to connect. It is told with sweetness and the author's clear affection for the characters he's created. While I wouldn't say the book is incredibly memorable, it's a fine story, well told and likely to be appreciated by teens both male and female.
Review: Freak MagnetUser Review - Goodreads
Due to the fact that this was one of the first young adult novels I ever came to own, I am very fond of this book. Before this book I had read some other YA novels, but they were books I had borrowed ...