Author: Stephen Chbosky
And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Perks of Being a Wallflower Review
I found that the way the book was written was very interesting. Stephen Chbosky’s main character, Charlie is writing to an unknown person throughout the entire book, and you are reading those letters. I found it interesting that he never met the person he was sending these letters to, but it gives it a sense of truth to his feelings. I think that when you write to a stranger you tell the truth because you know it will never come back on you! And why lie to someone you will never meet?
I also feel sad for Charlie because no one ever really tells him how important he is, or how much they love him. This is something that comes up in the book a lot. He has many people in his life that care and even love him…he just doesn’t know it. I wonder how many other boys feel like this. Perks of Being a Wallflower lets you see how sad someone can be without you really knowing until its too late. This books isn't all sad. You will get in a few good chuckles. For instance when the Ohio cousins come to visit. Charlie does make some really good memories and friends.
I rate this book 4.5 stars!