Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The perks of being a wallflower- Stephen Chbosky

Publisher: Mtv Books
Published: Feb 1. 1999
213 Pages
Goodreads page

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 mix 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. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. 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.

I had heard a lot of great things about this book so going in i had pretty high expectations. Unfortunately i think they were a little too high..

The whole time i was reading this book i felt like there was something i wasn't getting, like i was missing something. You find out at the end that there is something that happened but to me  that didn't take away that feeling. I couldn't understand why he talked and acted the way he did like i actually thought he might be 'slow'.

I feel like the author was writing from the perspective of a 10 year old rather than a teenager just starting high school. I also didn't understand why these older kids where hanging out with this weird young kid who seems slow, like to me in real life that wouldn't really happen, but i guess that's just my point of view.

It was an ok story but it really just didn't wow me.
I plan on watching the movie in the hope that i will understand this book better but i just don't get what the hype is about.

Three stars

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