“The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” by Ben Sherwood
I picked up this book on Tuesday at the bookstore because I had seen the movie trailer for the new movie “Charlie St. Cloud” with Zac Efron. It seemed like a good story from the trailer so I decided to read the book.
Needless to say this book surpassed my expectations. It is the story of a man named Charlie St. Cloud who lots his brother in a car accident when they were younger. It follows St. Cloud in his life following the accident and how he wastes a large portion of his life keeping his promise to his brother.
It seems that the movie is loosely based on the book due to some main differences like age but that said the book was really great. It was the type of book that made me as a reader to feel a variety of feelings, sadness, happiness, longing, anger etc. The book also had a few little twists which were nice as well.
This book does has a little supernatural feel to it but it by no means fantasy or Sci Fi. It is a great story of loss and love. Check it out. Oh also the movie with Zac Efron (how can you resist) is coming out on July 30th.
-Drama mama out