The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gripping story of growing up and of finding out what it even means to grow up. In this tale a young boy struggles to fit in, experiments with drugs and falls in and out of love with a girl. Tackling tough issues of suicide, drugs, sex and high school drama it is a story that feels very real. The reference to The Smith's was my first introduction to the band and from there they have become my favorite. This book will make you laugh and cry. You feel for the main character and at the end you are hoping things will go alright for him. At any age this is one to pick up and share.
This book is a must-read for teens and adults alike. Striking chords similar in tone to that of "The Catcher in the Rye", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows an impressionable and socially awkward boy through life as he hopes to eventually know it. Throughout the text, Charlie falls in love, tries LSD, contemplates masturbation, deals with an epic family secret, and discusses life and dying. Charlie is our tour-guide through his life, which is full of problems … more
If you have ever known someone, or been someone, who says all the wrong things to all of the wrong people, but with all of the right feelings in your heart, than you can relate to this book. You are a Charlie. If you've ever known someone, or been someone, who longs to be noticed and maybe loved by the right person for the right reasons, but often find yourself on the wrong side of their affection, you are probably a Charlie. I never really read any … more
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is recommended to any and every teen. It a continually engaging fast read. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for boys and girls alike. It's a tale of loneliness, romance, and youth culture. It's relatable. It's hilarious. It's tear-jerking. and It's jaw-dropping. It's even educational. It's everything a novel should be. Written as a a diary, the style of writing is … more
Makes you think about what being a 'wallflower' means and makes you see how it really isn't a negative thing. I always considered myself to be a 'wallflower' and this made me come to see it as a good thing.
I haven't read it in years, but I would recommend this book to any teenager. I know it's a cliche for my generation, and in some ways it is overrated, but it's one of a handful of books that totally changed my life.