November 30, 2012

Mini Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Mini Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower on February 1999
Pages: 213
Format: Paperback
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Cover Review: I love the simplicity.
Main Character: Charlie Scorsoni
After reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I’m definitely interested in seeing what the movie will be like compared to the novel. The book was written in journal entires, which I found really interesting. Charlie is a wallflower, hence the title. He is pretty much like an outsider always looking in. When he is finally welcomed in, his eyes are opened to a whole new world. He meets some new friends, including Sam and Patrick, who are seniors. I don’t know how is going to survive a few more years now that his friends have graduated.
Sam and Patrick are brother and sister. Charlie has the biggest crush on Sam as soon as he meets her, and throughout the whole novel he tries to get her to like him back. The only problem is that Sam is dating another guy, who Charlie thinks is treating her badly. He believes that he could treat her much better. In the end, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a pretty good explanation of what highschool could be, and is in some places.

Recommended for fans of:
Unique Writing
Contemporaries
Book-To-Movie Adaptations

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