“Perks of Being a Wallflower”: Book tells unique coming of age tale
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 01:09
“Perks of Being a Wallflower”, by Stephen Chbosky, is a beautiful coming of age story, that will soon get its big screen debut.
The story, originally published in 1999 by MTV, is about a boy named Charlie who starts high school, a terror for anybody. He makes good friends with two seniors at the school, Patrick and Sam. Together, they go through the awkwardness of growing up.
“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower made me cry. Great film. Great book. :)” said @JessyMendiola
This book is written in a unique way. It is written in first person through Charlie who is writing letters to an unknown person. The whole story is letters. He mentions that he uses alias names so that identities are safe. The writing is great. The style is different, in a good way. Plus, Chbosky writes great lines that stick with the reader.
Charlie is a relatable character. He is nervous about starting high school. He is not a very social person. He feels like he’s nothing special. Throughout the book, he starts to try new things. He branches out to see what he enjoys doing, like most teenagers. Charlie is a super sweet kid that wants to find a place to belong. Then he meets Patrick and Sam, who are step brother and sister. They show Charlie what fun is like in high school. They have adventures together with blood, sweat and tears, lots and lots of tears. One fun activity they do together is participate in a Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The book is great for people that did not fit in in school. It is a beautifully written book that leaves the reader astounded.
“I just finished reading ‘the perks of being a wallflower,’ and there are honestly no words to describe how I feel about it #speechless” said @whiteboytwerk on Twitter.
The events that happen make the reader either want to be in on the action or happy to read about it. All the characters feel like friends. The reader wants the best for the kids in the story. This is a great book, highly recommended.
The anticipated movie adaptation will be everywhere Oct. 5.
We give this book four out of five paws.