Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

25 Jan
By: Alexa and Annie (a little bit)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by the American novelist Stephen Chbosky that was first published in 1999, by MTV.
The book narrates the story of a boy with the pseudonym of “Charlie” who is describing his experiences and feelings since he entered high school through a series of letters to an anonymous friend. The novel never revealsfacts about Charlie’s personal life, such as real name or a specific setting, but that doesn’t stop it from becoming an enthralling book by the turn of the first page.
It’s a book that constantly oscillates between a happy optimism and a swallowing depression, but always through a hilarious prose, but that nonetheless manages to open your eyes to the life of a high school boy.
The two senior friends, Patrick and Sam, who take him under their wing since his first days as a freshman, introduce “Charlie” to the world of sex and drugs.
It is a marvelous book, that could make anyone realte to it in some point, making you connect to it and think more deeply about what surrounds you; it makes you feel infinte while reading it and makes you keep a persistant instrest throughout the whole book. It captures really nicely the year it is situated in, and tells you how was life back then, the book mentions and brings some songs back from the past that make you realte to the book even more, and listening to them they’ll make you understand how charlie felt about what he was going through.
The movie for The Perks of Being a Wallflower is now in post-production, to be released in 2012, with Logan Lerman (The Three Musketeers) as “Charlie”, and Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Sam.

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