Monday, 19 December 2011
Couples Countdown No 4 Charlie and Dave
Charlie and Dave from A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley.
This is such a beautiful, beautiful book. I loved it. It’s told from both Charlie and Rose’s point of view and they have such a fabulous dynamic ~ Charlie is shy and quiet, Rose is loud and dramatic, but they’re both scared and lonely. I almost went for friendship and picked them as my couple. . .
but I just adore Charlie and Dave and I’m feeling romantic. They have one of those gorgeous, hesitant romances that I absolutely adore. Lots of looks, and almost touches, and awkward conversations.
Here are a few favourite bits.
He stands there rolling his bike back and forth and I want to ask him in. For a girl who doesn’t talk all that much, strangely I have a million or more things I want to say to Dave. They’re not even important things. It’s stuff like Grandpa ordered in some Muppet Show toothbrushes, and I’ve been using one even though it’s too small because I really like Frozzie Bear. But then I stopped using it because I wasn’t sure if it was a sign of disrespect to use Frozzie that way.
We hover. Lips feathering. Chests spinning crazy. Skin burning. After a while I take out my iPod and give one earpiece to him and keep the other for me. I put it on shuffle and voices swirl around us and it’s the strangest feeling. I’m nowhere and somewhere at the same time. The last song we listen to is one of mine. He doesn’t know it and I don’t tell him. I feel stranger still. As if the singer and me are different people.
Have you read A little Wanting Song? Did you love Charlie and Dave?