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review 2018-09-19 05:11
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

It's been such a difficult time this year when it comes to reading. So many things have gotten in the way of what I had planned but that's okay. I'm still reading and I'm reading good books on top of that! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is no exception! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it was a difficult one to read. There are some heavy themes throughout the book, which I will get to in a bit, that really destroys the reader. However difficult it was, I really do think that this book is important to read.

 

The story follows "Charlie" and his experiences as he enters high school. We don't know if that's his true name, we don't know who anyone in the story really is. We are just there to listen and experience his life with him. And as simple as this story is, the themes themselves are not. There's drug abuse, child abuse, rape, homophobia, and violence. If these themes are not something you're comfortable reading, then you might want to skip this one. Otherwise, I do think it's worth reading.

 

The writing is very basic and compliments Charlie as a character. His way of thinking is simple, blunt, to the point. He also starts off with his thoughts very scattered and as the book progresses and he sorts out his thoughts, the writing, too, becomes smooth. I actually really like how Chbosky used that as a writing device. It was fantastic to read and I loved reading from Charlie's perspective. He's sweet but flawed and even when he became upset and his thoughts became scattered, he was still a delight to read from. 

 

The side characters were interesting as well. Patrick, a friend of Charlie's, is such a wonderful person. He's funny, sweet, charming, and one of my favorite people in the book. Sam, another friend of Charlie's, looks out for him and cares for him whilst working hard on trying to change her life for the better. I actually really like how the characters are all going through their own thing and are trying to make something of themselves. It was realistic and painful.

 

I really like this book. It's raw, painful, joyful. and beautiful. I do recommend you give this book a shot if you're interested in learning what these characters go through. It's quite a read.

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review 2018-07-19 04:23
Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing coming-of-age story.

 

It follows a young boy named Charlie going into high school. He meets a group of seniors, and they quickly become close.

 

The story overall is raw and is written entirely in letters addressed to "friend".

 

I give it a rating of 5 stars! I absolutely loved this book and the movie! [I recommend going to see it]

 

TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse, Mentions of Suicide, Mental Illness

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text 2017-03-29 16:28
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

the book i read was about this kid named charlie he write to somebody unknown and hes discusses his past and other thing like when his aunt died and bestfriend commited suicide hes a very good reader and writer and his english teacher notices that. he befriends two seniors and together they go on adventures and charlie has his first kiss. he also has flashbacks or traumatic expierences

 

   This book connects to the world because there are alot of cases where kids might have been molested or might have been in a traumatizing events and that might cause them to be as not social as the other kids and do and go through some of the things that  charlie also goes through on a daily basis.

 

   I would reccomend this book to other people because its a good book and you can learn some stuff from reading this book. Also because its kind of realistic. i would reccomend this to people that like young adult fiction.

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review 2016-09-17 23:10
Not For Me
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

Audiobook I dropped this at 50%. It was just okay for me, I couldn't relate the the characters and disliked the format. The narrator was fantastic

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text 2016-08-19 20:49
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

I read this in one sitting, I simply could not put the book down it was so lovely to read a book where there wasn't any vindictive characters or an 'Evil person' that had it in for the main character. I never believed that one book could address so many events at once and not have it overwhelm the main plot line and just helped develop the characters. I really loved the format of the book with charlie sending letters to someone who is anonymous which helped me to connect to Charlie.

 

I felt that even at my age I could relate to Charlie at certain aspects with his life, seeing Charlie develop from being alone and then finding people who let him in and helped Charlie become his own person in the end and Charlie was able to develop as a person. This book was a nice read because nothing really dark happens and it allowed me to always be smiling whist I was reading which was a nice change to the mix of emotions I normally get when I am reading.

 

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a quick read and anyone that loves reading a book that does address a lot of different subjects.

 

Thanks for Reading this short review. 

 

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