Title: The perks of being a wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
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 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.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.”
What I think of it
I’ve read this book for the first time when I was about 17 years I think and I absolutely loved. I loved it so much I saw the movie not so long after I finished the book, and I fell in love all over again. Now I’m 20 and I have reread it and I couldn’t even finish the book. I don’t think it’s bad, not at all. But I couldn’t connect to it anymore as much as I used to. So I decided to stop reading before I would start disliking it. After all I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked The fault in our stars or It’s kind of a funny story. Actually, anyone should read it once in their life, as it will make you feel things you thought you couldn’t feel