Thursday, March 26, 2009

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Just finished The Perks of Being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The book is written as a series of letters from a high school freshman, this style makes it a quick and easy read. Each letter offers a quick glimpse into the life of the main character Charlie. Over the course of Charlie’s freshman year he writes about the trials of his life, making friends, first dates, kisses, and getting his drivers license. Poor Charlie is a troubled teen making you turn the page in anticipation of his next new experience.

The book had a medium amount of sexual content and touched on many sensitive topics. More than I was prepared for or even normally enjoy reading, yet when it was said and done I found myself enjoying the overall storyline and even shedding a tear for Charlie in the end.

The Perks of being a Wallflower received four and a half out of five stars on its page and my copy has been sent off to a wishing member on paper back swap.

“We accept the love we think we deserve”

Have you read anything by Chbosky? What did you think?

Books Read in 2009: 9
Books Remaining: 41