The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
As a boy, Charlie St Cloud narrowly survived a car crash that killed Sam, his little brother. Years later, still unable to recover from his loss, Charlie has taken a job tending to the lawns and monuments in the New England cemetery where Sam is buried. When he meets Tess Carroll, a captivating,... show more
As a boy, Charlie St Cloud narrowly survived a car crash that killed Sam, his little brother. Years later, still unable to recover from his loss, Charlie has taken a job tending to the lawns and monuments in the New England cemetery where Sam is buried. When he meets Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventurous woman in training for a solo sailing trip around the globe, they discover a beautiful and uncommon connection that, after a violent storm at sea, eventually forces them to choose between death and life, past and present, holding on and letting go. The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud is a romantic and uplifting novel about second chances and the liberating power of love.
Publish date: May 20th 2005
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Adult Fiction
, Media Tie In
Don't hate me for this, dear readers, but in this case I have to say - the Zac Efron movie was better than this book. I know, I know! It's almost sacrilege. But, sadly, true. I can promise it doesn't happen often.Charlie and Sam St. Cloud are the closest of brothers, and when Sam dies in a tragic ca...
Opening Line:"Charlie St. Cloud wasn't the best or brightest boy in Essex County, but he was surely the most promising" I read this a few years ago but after recently seeing the movie I was reminded of how much I’d liked this story and decided I had to revisit Charlie St Cloud and his little brother...
I liked it. It was thoughtful, flowed well, and reflected on the love between two brothers even after a horrific accident. I watched the movie first, and thought that both were well done.
This is a wonderful, cute and sad story. And that's why I loved it. Now it's time to watch the movie.
I thought the movie was quite sweet but I enjoyed the book even more. Charlie St. Cloud is about family ties and the promise that two brother's make to stay together forever, no matter what.... A tragically sweet story that proves that love can conquer all.