Aug 15, 11
Read from August 04 to 15, 2011
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.