Leroy and Jim act as surrogate fathers for Charlie. They live in a house that was once owned by the caretaker of the carnival where Charlie lives. Leroy tries to feed Charlie every chance he gets, and Jim wants Charlie to live with them so they can offer him some protection. Charlie will not stay with them though. He knows there is something off and potentially dangerous about that house.
Eric Arvin makes magic seem normal and real. He pulls the reader into the story with his vivid imagery of locations and characters. His writing transports you with all the sights, sounds, smells, anger, fear and happiness that his characters are experiencing. This is a violent story with characters in high risk lifestyles that live on the outskirts of society. I smiled, jumped in fright, and cried while reading Wave Goodbye To Charlie. This book makes the reader think about people we might never consider, and their impact on the world or at least their part of it. Wave Goodbye to Charlie is ultimately a story of friendship and family, and how far one person will go to protect their family from the darkness stalking their loved ones.