Freak Magnet

Freak Magnet

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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, 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 297 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 28mm | 386g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061139262
  • 9780061139260
  • 1,051,762

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Praise for Andrew Auseon: A healthy doses of hyperbole, hope and wry humor which Auseon seems to understand jut may be the best tools for teenage survival. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Funny Little Monkey"
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414 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 17% (72)
4 35% (143)
3 35% (146)
2 10% (43)
1 2% (10)

Our customer reviews

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 more
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