Perks Of Being A Wallflower - ReviewI have been wanting to read this book since I heard it was going to be a movie with Logan Lerman, Emma Watson ( Die Hard Harry Potter Fan right Here) and Nina Dobrev ( I am OBSESSED with the Vampire Diaries). I bought this for 50 cents at a yardsale and was super excited but was already reading a book so I let my friend borrow it. She said it was FREAKING CRAZY and that she loved it. So I started it and couldn't put it down.
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MY OPINION-As you guys could tell this is not my normal read I'm a paranormal/fantasy/scifi reader but I gave this a try and I absolutely enjoyed it. For such a short book only 20o ish pages a ton of just mind blowing crazy things happened. If you didn't already know this book is written in a series of letters by the main character Charlie to a dear friend he never comes out and says the who it was or if he knew them. This takes place in Charlie's freshman year of High School and you learn about the death of his best friend Michael who committed suicide which is just one of the highly, I want to say controversial topics, in this book. When starting school Charlie is socially awkward and extremely blunt to the point that you can't believe he says the things he says. Charlie has no friends until he meets his English teacher Bill who realizes how smart he is and gives him extra reading assignments. Through reading these classic novels Charlie learns about life and discovers himself in a way. I wish I had a teacher like Bill.
Now we have to talk about the new friends Charlie made I thought Patrick and Sam were great people but their actions weren't always the best influence on Charlie from the smoking, weed, alcohol, and even LSD. Charlie just goes along with peoples ideas and thinks he is being a good friend. Like dating Mary Elizabeth when he didn't like her or letting Patrick kiss him. There were these moments in the book when I would get so surprised by what happened that I would text my friend and be like OMG did I just read that! So to name a few crazy moments-
- The BJ in Charlie's Bedroom that he watches which was rape because the girl said no!
- Patrick and Brad enough ! Brad you broke his heart I don't like you very much!!!! :(
- Patrick and Charlie kissing
- Charlie choosing Sam in truth of dare to kiss when he was dating Mary Elizabeth HAHA
- Charlie telling Sam he thought of her naked in his dreams.
- All the abuse in the families
- Charlie's sister gets an abortion!!
- He has a mental breakdown OK not the worst but they found him naked on a couch!
So those were some of my should I laugh cry or just text my friend moments. This book left me wanting to know what else happens to him and I really wanted to know how the relationship between Sam and Charlie evolves or if they even have something together.
I can wait for the movie I hope you enjoyed my review and thoughts.
Have you read it what did you think? Do you want to read this book? Gonna see the movie?