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The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second

by Drew Ferguson
£9.99   paperback  Kensington Publishing (2008)

The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson Being Charles James Stewart, Jr., AKA Charlie the Second, means never “fitting in.” Tall, gangly and big-eared, he could be a poster boy for teenage geeks. An embarrassment to his parents (he’s not too crazy about them, either), Charlie is a virtual untouchable at his high school, where humiliation is practically an extracurricular activity. Charlie has tried to fit in, but all of his efforts fail on a glorious, monumental scale. He plays soccer — mainly to escape his home life — but isn’t accepted by his teammates who basically ignore him on the field. He still confuses the accelerator with the brake pedal and as a result, has not only failed his driving exam six times, but also almost killed himself and his driving instructor. He can’t work on his college essay without writing a searing tell-all. But what’s freaking Charlie out the most is that while his hormones are raging and his peers are pairing off, he remains alone with his fantasies.
 
But all of this is about to change when a new guy at school begins to liven things up on the soccer team — and in Charlie’s life. For the first time in his seventeen years, Charlie will learn how it feels to be a star, well, at least off the field. But Charlie discovers that even cool guys have problems as he embarks on a deliciously sexy, risk-filled journey from which there is no turning back...

"The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second is a funny, honest and engaging book, told with attitude and style. Drew Ferguson is a talented writer with great comic timing, and an eye for the absurd." "
(Bart Yates, author of The Brothers Bishop and The Distance Between Us)

ISBN 13: 9780758227089 | ISBN 10: 0758227086