I haven’t read any of Danny Wallace’s books before, although I have seen “Yes man” (but I don’t know how like his book it is).
I couldn’t help seeing the main character in Charlotte Street as Danny. The book is written from a guys perspective. His name is Jason & he has aspirations of what his life could be he just hasn’t put any of them into action. Not even vaguely!
Jason is out in London one night & helps a woman with her bags as she struggles to get into a taxi. As the taxi drives off he realises he is still holding onto something of hers…..a disposable camera.
Jason finds himself mesmerised by this woman, who’s name he does not know & he is faced with a question.
Should he develop the photos?
As the story unfolds you learn more about Jason’s life & his personality (although this is only when & if he decides to tell you!).
The mystery of the woman who’s camera is now in his possession is an intriguing one & you will Jason on through the story to find out who she might be.
I wouldn’t say that this book is an instant page turner but it grows on you as the mystery unfolds & you discover more about Jason.
As the front cover of the book puts it “A heartwarming everyday tale of boy stalks girl.”