Wednesday, 3 July 2013
The perks of being a wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
Published: Feb 1. 1999
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.