Stephen Chbosky ✓ 0 SUMMARYAbsolutely loved this book it s one that stays with you Kudos for having a male Our Fake Relationship protagonist struggling with MH issues as well as this genre is heavily female focussed and it s good to remember that both genders can suffer from this euallySPOILERTW BELOWThe book is considerably explicit than the well known film adaptation There are explicit scenes of rape and it deals heavily with the conseuences of childhood sexual abuse It doesn t take away from the impact of the book but I was a little blindsided as I hadn t realised that it would be different from the movie I would exercise caution giving this to a younger reader as it appears suitable for teens but some of this content might not be appropriate depending on theerson Damn this book was amazing And it s not one of those books where you figure out how amazing it is at the beginning or even through the first half It slowly creeps up on you Or at least is slowly crept up on me And the I read the I loved it And now that I ve read it I can safely say that this book definitely will go on a list of my favorite books ever And another thing I should mention is that I ve been avoiding this book for a while One of the reasons was because I thought it was over hyped silly me But then finally we had to read this book for University and I m so glad that the The Blitzkrieg Legend professor choose this book It was the first book which I had to read that I absolutely loved And I haven t seen the movie so I didn t know anything about thelot And I m glad that that was the caseThe Perks of Being A Wallflower is a coming of age story But it is also so much than that It is a story about a boy named Charlie who just started high school Because he felt alone and scared he "started writing letters to well to whoever is reading this book At the beginning I didn t uite like Charlie as "writing letters to well to whoever is reading this book At the beginning I didn t uite like Charlie as character He cried way too much and was a bit weird But as the book went I started liking him and I also stared understanding him and actually relating to him Also I liked most of the other characters some some less Yeah they all had some flaws and they all did some things which I sometimes didn t understand why but we all act like that sometimes One thing that I absolutely loved was the friendship between Charlie Sam and Patrick I really wish I had a friendship like they did in my own high school It would certainly made things easier I also loved that this book felt so nostalgic Even though I finished high school not that long ago it still brought me back to days when I just started school And I loved that it did So many times I ve read a uote that described The Crown perfectly how I felt back then or sometimes even now which I couldn t find words to describe But Charlie described iterfectlyNow I should Über Nacht probably stop here and end this review before I get too emotional So in conclusion I loved this book and I can t say how much I m glad that I ve finally read it And I m sure that I ll re read it many times in the future I m not one to follow the crowd but I did jump on the bandwagon with this book and as much as I didn t want to like it after all the hype about it there was something about the main character Charlie thatulled me in and made me keep reading and ultimately fall in love with him and his story The story is written from Charlie s Ad Astra point of view in a series of letters to a friend which remains anonymous I was a bit sceptical at first as I felt this might get a bit tedious but instead it had the complete opposite effect It draws you in to the life of this mixed up socially awkward confused boy which you connect to instantly At someoint during your adolescent years you ve robably been through something similar to what Charlie writes about and his roblems are all so real you find yourself becoming emotionally attached and identifying to him his friends and the roblems he faces throughout the book I also like the way the book is written Chbosky doesn t try and be clever but simply writes it as a teenage boy would write which not only makes it believable but an easy read that makes you want to keep going and going in the hope that things will eventually work out for young CharlieThis book is full of surprises and includes a range of different emotions and situations that will take you back to your teenage years from Charlie falling in love for the fir. Charlie is a shy and introspective boy a wallflower always stan. .
St time with his friend Sam to finally feeling like you re a art of something when he makes new friends He mentions a lot of books musicians and songs that Charlie comes to love and the groups ever growing love for the Rocky Horror Picture Show I honestly cannot think of a single criticism for this book and as much as I didn t want to get Modern Art Death of a Culture pulled into the drama of it I m glad I did because Chbosky deserves the hype and theraise for this emotional touching and beautifully written novel in which some of his words will stay with you long after you ut the book downFind all my reviews here Read April 2019I struggled to get excited about this book We know Charlie is a wallflower and was traumatised earlier in his life by what happened with Aunt Helen and that he is coming of age in the early 1990 s Yet despite all this it didn t uite add up for meWe spend a year with Charlie and all these events happen to him yet not until the very end did he try and alter his behaviour or try and steer in a slightly different direction It just seemed to be of the same I know when I was young and impressionable and wanted to lease Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie people I tried to act differently to fit in Where as Charlie was very emotional not afraid who saw him being emotional and constant in his thoughts and actionsI think I tired of the letter style too as it became repetitive after a while I hoped the recipient would be revealed at someoint but frustratingly it never was Here s my theoriesSurely nobody writes this many letters I d say Charlie was closest to Sam love interest then Patrick friend then Bill teacher friend all above his family He never referred to talking about these letters with any of his friends or family So I was thinking maybe he was writing them to himself but he did Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia post them and I m sure he would have mentioned his family becoming suspicious at the amount of letters There is chance he was using an alias so it wasn t Charlie at all just another member of the group of friends But that still doesn t answer who the recipient was Whoever it was I also feel they would have made some effort to contact Charlie or contact theolic e to block his mail but neither happenedI appreciate this book is aimed at young adult and as a 40 something not aimed at me But I hasten to add I m a massive massive fan of Catcher in the Rye which is a similar style and age group yet far superior in my opinion I found Catcher genuine witty and in a better writing style and format This book has been on my TBR list for a while and I am so glad that I have finally gotten around to reading it I am a little disappointed because I was somehow thinking "that after waiting for so long to read this book that it was going to somehow different and maybe "after waiting for so long to read this book that it was going to somehow different and maybe than what it was Maybe this was because it has been one of the highest books on my TBR for so long and I have built up this big expectation of this book inside my head that it couldn t live up to it But that is my fault not the books I still really enjoyed reading this book and is was a new experience for me especially with the style of writing and overall style that this book has set up with the letters I do find myself feeling irritated sorry Love Letters pitied happy and so many different feelings for Charlie throughout the entire of this book It is definitely a book that has got me thinking and still thinking after I ve finished it I still thoroughly enjoyed this book and I m so glad that I ve read this book and I m want to reread it again at someointI would recommend this book and should be a book somebody reads at least once in their life The tale Charlie the eponymous wallflower and his freshman year at high school Through a series of letter written to an unnamed stranger as he navigates his way through the uncharted waters between childhood and adulthood Charlie finds friendship love and acceptance over the course of his year Along the way he also finds a deeply hidden secret from his own Eat to Beat Illness pastI genuinely found this novel funny touching andoignant in eual measure and for a debut novel it s certainly making me want to try others of Chbosky s oeuvre We accept the love we think we deserve I ve seen nothing but good things about this book but never given it a try The internet is full of uotes from the story and I think you d be hard ushed to find someone. Ding on the edge of the action We learn about him through the Λίγη Ζωή perfect summer reading too It s the coming of age story of a fifteen year old boy called Charlie told entirely in epistolary form via letters to an unnamed friend of a friend uiet introspective and naive Charlie is surely one of the most loveable and achingly sweet characters I ve ever come across in my reading life It is his freshman year and to his surprise his largely solitary existence is turned upside down when he is adopted by worldly older stepsiblings Patrick and Sam At the same time his English teacher Bill begins to draw him out of his academic shell with some well timed encouragement Slowly his new friends nudge Charlie out into the big wide world into a bountiful land of music and books love and longingarties and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and stand beside him through the hardships that teenage life and his own ast conspire to throw his wayThis is definitely going to be one of my favourite books of the year I adored Charlie and found myself underlining things on almost every age as his thoughtful exploration of the world around him rompted me to stop and reflect I also noted down dozens of movie book and music references to check out later which was a bit of an unexpected bonus Through his letters we can see Charlie s style mature as he does and our involvement becomes deeply ersonal because it feels like he s writing just for us Chbosky s characters are complex and Love is Murder painfully real and no one is all good or all bad even Charlie himself I think Patrick was my favourite because he was all heart even when he wasn t necessarily doing the right thing I loved Bill too I think every student should have a Bill to see their strengths androvide a shining light of knowledge and hope during the difficult school years Some really serious teen issues are discussed throughout the book rape drugs gay identity abuse without ever feeling too heavy or gratuitous and I can well understand the reputation it has gained as understand the reputation it has gained as ositive even life saving cult classic for young readersThe only thing I didn t like and the reason for the half star drop were those occasional moments when I felt like my heart would break because SURELY no one could be so naive at fifteen The book becomes uite difficult to read at times as Charlie s naivety is stripped away this is the true meaning of the word bittersweet But it really is an unmissable novel Charlie is such an intuitive character and the writing is beautiful he thinks outside the box and it s a leasure to read He is inspiring and generous and accepts everything with a high level of tolerance and emotional intelligence even if he is very childlike in other ways There is something for everyone here whether you are 15 or 50 and I can t WAIT until 2013 when Chbosky s adaptation finally hits the big screens I ll be first in line to laugh and cry al As much as I hate to do it I had to DNF this book only getting to the start of art 2Despite this being on my tbr list for so many years and one only getting to the start of art 2Despite this being on my tbr list for so many years and one those books that most What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness people automatically suggest for your next read I just couldn t gel with itFor me it was just stifled and uite frankly depressing I was expecting Charlie to be full of intellectualhrases facts and beliefs but he wasn t anything like this Perhaps you get to see this art of him further on in the book but I just couldn t bring myself to sit through any of itPersonally this just really didn t do it for me. 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