A review by petk0616
Charm & Strange, by Stephanie Kuehn


I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. I really wish I would have read this sooner. I kept putting it off in favor of other books, but I wish I had not. The main character Andrew, who is referred to as Drew or Win, is a boarding school student with anger problems and a mysterious past. Throughout his life he has pushed people away preferring the solitude that he hides behind. The story is split between the present and past with each chapter switching time frames. As the story progresses you learn that things are not exactly as they seem. I was completely surprised by the true nature of the story and its ending. It was a deep and dark story with a psychological twist. There were things in the beginning that were unclear and confusing that were later revealed. This was just a great book. The way that the novel reads is just great. This was Kuehn's debut novel and it honestly did not read that way.