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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (edition 2012)

by Stephen Chbosky

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Title:The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Authors:Stephen Chbosky
Info:MTV Books (2012), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 224 pages
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A telling read that covers deeper meanings in the story line. Sometimes read in middle school classrooms for it's hidden messages and literature
  Rachael_Dorsch | Dec 11, 2018 |
Kitap bittikten sonra kendimi "sonsuz" hissettim. Charlie o kadar naifti ki ağlamamak için zor tutuyorum kendimi. Yazarın bu kadar içimizden ve naif bir karakter yaratması haksızlık. Kitabı iyi ki çeviri okumamışım çünkü yazarın anlatım biçimi çok farklı ve Türkçede nasıl doğru ifade edilebilir emin değilim. Kitabı okumadan önce filmini iki defa izlemiştim ve her okuyuşumla beraber olaylar kafamda net bir biçimde canlandı. Kitap kesinlikle, şuan 15-16 yaşındaysanız sizi kendinizden geçirecek, çok seveceksiniz. ( )
  beyzx | Dec 11, 2018 |
Better the second time around. ( )
  Heather_Brock | Dec 4, 2018 |
I read this book before I saw this movie. I remember this movie came out when I was a freshman in high school. I did not read this book and see the movie until later on in my life. However, after reading the book and watching this movie I was shocked. I did not expect it to be such a hard hitting emotional book and film that covered some heavy topics such as mental health and death. I thought this book and film were going to be typical light and fun high school stories. However, this was not the case at all. This book and film were raw, hard hitting, and emotional for me to watch. However, I still enjoyed both the book very much to the point where I have read and watched both the book and film more than once. ( )
  cconsolian | Nov 26, 2018 |
Amazing book. Everyone should read this. ( )
  Monica_P | Nov 22, 2018 |
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Dear Friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have.
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“Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.”
“Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.”
And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.
Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think that everyone is special in their own way. I really do.
The inside jokes weren’t jokes anymore. They had become stories. Nobody brought up the bad names or the bad times. And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia.
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What is most notable about this funny, touching, memorable first novel from Stephen Chbosky is the resounding accuracy with which the author captures the voice of a boy teetering on the brink of adulthood. Charlie is a freshman. And while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He's a wallflower--shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes to someone of undisclosed name, age, and gender, a stylistic technique that adds to the heart-wrenching earnestness saturating this teen's story. Charlie encounters the same struggles that many kids face in high school--how to make friends, the intensity of a crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs--but he must also deal with his best friend's recent suicide. Charlie's letters take on the intimate feel of a journal as he shares his day-to-day thoughts and feelings:

I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.
With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like kudzu. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie retreats from reality for awhile. But he makes it back in due time, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it may bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling of "being infinite," is a kindred spirit to the generation that's been slapped with the label X. --Brangien Davis

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A coming of age novel about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent. He deals with the usual teen problems, but also with the suicide of his best friend.

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