The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Paperback, 237 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2009 by Pocket Books.

ISBN:
9781847394071

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4 stars (18 reviews)

"I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day...or wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why."

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 mixed 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. …

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5 stars

This was just so beautiful. Perfectly managed to capture what it’s like to be a teenager. Those stunning nights where you’re surrounded by friends, just laughing and eating and drinking with the stars above you and the ground below you. Perhaps it’s because of how similar all my friends are to those in this book or perhaps it’s due to the shared connection all teenagers have that was explored in this book but whatever it was, The Perks of Being a Wallflower really connected with me. I’m sure I will read this again sometime but for now, Perks gets a 5* rating from me.

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