Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: August 14 2012
# of Pages: 213
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his year 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 sidelines 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.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was an interesting coming of age story surrounding the introverted Charlie Scorsoni. Throughout the book Charlie faces major family drama, experiences various socially awkward events with the two of his closest friends, Patrick and his half- sister, Sam. When reading the book, I guess you can see how Charlie can be a relate-able character to most of the books’ high school audience. I think we all can relate to Charlie somehow as we do experience socially awkward circumstances at some point in our lives. But reading the book at this point in my life didn’t have the same effect on me as it did with others. Don’t get me wrong through, it is a really good young adult contemporary fiction piece and it’s movie adaptation certainly did the book justice. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read this and it certainly was an enjoyable one. It’s a book that I will definitely recommend to my younger, high-school siblings 🙂
Would I recommend this book?: Yes.
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