Saturday, 24 September 2011

one of the best book i’ve ever read.

“Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor…

This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course 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.

Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful nover that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.”

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It took me a few hours, and it was great. You should read it.

First, there are soooooo many quotable lines in this book that it’ll blow your mind. The kinds of lines that you will never forget, that you’ll come back to again and again…and you get the point. :)
Charlie, the narrator, is a wonderful character. He’s complex, young, and (what I liked best of all) honest. He makes really genuine (for lack of a better word, I suppose) observations about his life and the people around him.
The supporting characters were interesting. They were complete without having to delve too deeply into their back-stories.
The book is full of references to pop culture. Various bands and songs are mentioned. Also, since Charlie reads a lot in the book, there are many, many references to various books other books.
This is the sort of book that makes people think, and feel. I just think you should read it, if you haven’t already!

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
— Charlie

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