I'm unsure of how other people interpreted the book but to me I felt like it was telling us that we can't live our lives being 'wallflowers' who watch as other people make history and that eventually we will be someone. Living through people isn't what humans were designed for and Charlie definitely did that until he met the people who would change his world and teach him so much.
I found this book a great summer read as it is not too big but is beautifully elicited, I found myself once again crying at the end. The story tells of how we all dream our teenage years to be, eternal and full of the craziest and most insignificant memories which still mean the world to us individually.
What are your views?