Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

This book has been built up so much and has such a cult following that I was very reluctant to read it.  But I did.  And I thought it was great.  I completely understand now why it has the following that it does.  Charlie has a very unique voice, and sometimes I found myself wanting to read his words out loud to others.

The book covers a great deal of “teen topics” such as sex, drugs, suicide, molestation and so on.  Though I’ve heard from a few others that they thought the book just crammed in as many sensational moments as possible, I think it reflects how much teens have to deal with on a daily basis.  If they don’t have to personally deal with drugs, they know someone who does.

All in all, I really liked reading Charlie’s letters (he writes about his life in letters to an anonymous reader).  I liked the way he sees the world, his friends and his family.  I recommend you check it out.

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