Monday, December 10, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky is a book about high-school life from the perspective of a wallflower. Wondering what a wallflower is? Well, a wallflower is a person who does not mingle with other students very well. That is to saythat they are not very sociable, but they are the best friend a person can possibly have. they keep all the secrets of their friends, quietly observe others, and are very supportive of their friends when their friends need someone to lean against. The wall flower in this novel is a young boy named Charlie. Charlie loses his only best friend at the beginning of the story and makes new friends later on. Throughout this astounding novel Charlie will be faced with new challenges of a typical life of a high school student and he will tacke them head on. As Charlie takes you through his life story, filled with moral problems such as; drug use, young sex, and a friend coming out as gay. As he takes you on the rollercoaster ride of his interesting life you are sure to laugh, cry and feel happy with Charlie. The novel feels more personal to the reader because the whole novel is basically a series of letters written from Charlie to you. It is a must read for high school students as well as adults who will surely remember something they had done when they were in high school. I hope you will enjoy readin this great novel!

-Daniel L. (Book club leader)

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