Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel Themes

Ben Sherwood
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Grief and Letting Go

The novel begins with a story of two brothers who love each other so much that they do something incredibly stupid in order to share a few stolen moments together. Charlie wants to make his little brother happy, so he takes him to a baseball game. However, Charlie is too young to drive. Charlie is not a bad driver, but he allows himself to become distracted. This moment of distraction ends in tragedy when Charlie and Sam's car is hit by a truck driver who is drunk and has wondered into the wrong lane.

In death, Charlie promises Sam that he will never leave him. When Charlie is brought back to the land of the living, he still feels that he cannot break this promise. Therefore, when Charlie realizes he can see Sam, he makes a date with him each day at sundown. This promise...

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