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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Fifteen year old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone who he has heard of but never met in person.
At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his chronic shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick, who, along with his step sister Sam, befriend Charlie and take him under their wing.
During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies and makes friends, loses them, then gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack thourgh a series of mix tapes full of ironic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books, and gets involved in the school production of, the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I am a person that loves to escape in a book and leave this world going into another. This was definately an amazing book and one I love but it was too much for reality to fit in my confort zone. It's a great book and I devaloped a personal love for Charli
This is one of the best books i've ever read! It is very well written and I couldnt put it down. It is quite a short book which I was happy about since i'm not a very fast reader. It is a fantastic story.
An amazing book. Truly left me breathtaken
Hm. I think it's another kind of bookaholic crime to say that the movie is better than the book. I'm not sure yet if it is, but let me just get my thoughts cleared.
Well, I did enjoy the style of writing, it really felt like it was coming out a teenage boy. And let's just say sometimes some teenage boy thoughts are best left in their heads. The one thing I really did like better about the movie was that it was a lot more... clean. Call me immature, oversensitive naive, or just plain touchy - but I don't like excessive well - youknowhatImean kind of stuff. And there was a lot more drug and alcohol use than there was in the book. I didn't like that, no matter how much you want to say it contributes to the 'realism' of the book.
That being said, I think I loved everything else just fine. I love the more in depth look at Charlie's family. I love getting a more direct view into Charlie's mind, I love how there are things in the novel that are not expanded enough in the movie (though I understand why it'd be difficult). The humour is similar, too, and the original characters are charming in the essence.
But I still think that the movie was a little more powerful. I don't know - the way they condensed it, sharpened it, heightened the drama - it just was a little better. Especially with the 'we are infinite' thing. (Don't be mad! Remember: Chbosky directed it too!)
I don't know. There are ideas in the movie that are better expressed in the novel - if only expressed in the novel, and there are things that are better depicted in the movie. Guess it's each to his/her own.
Still, an amazing book on the whole and undeniably worth the read (:
The perks of being a wallflower was a brilliant and captivating read. I found myself in awe of Charlie and can safely say that I think everyone who has ever had an awkward moment, who is a little more quiet then most or is left out of the loop can relate to him. Stephen Chbosky has done an amazing job of capturing what it's like being a wallflower and has also depicted a realistic teenage world. The perks of being a wallflower is one of those books that you could read over and over again and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.