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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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This is a wonderful story. It is written in the form of letters from the main character to someone he doesn't even know. The letters are incredibly touching and spoken in such a "true" manner. I loved it. Everyone should read this book, and damn all the people screeching for this book to be taken out of high school libraries. This is exactly the kind of book that teenagers need today. ( )
  Borrows-N-Wants | Sep 23, 2018 |
5583. the perks of being a wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (read 20 Sep 2018) This is a 1999 novel which depicts a youth who is freshman in high school who associates mostly with seniors and they do immoral things and the boy observes and sometimes does things which cannot be healthy or wise. That the book wold be good for high school kids to read seems doubul and I suppose that is why it has been read by them. I was repulsed by much of what the book depicted and am glad I never was exposed to the things the boy was exposed to and participated in, resulting in his being under a psychiatrist's care and spending weeks in the hospital. There is occasional humor which causes the book to have a star instead of a half star. I have appreciated some coming of age books but this is not one I could endorse. ( )
  Schmerguls | Sep 20, 2018 |
Through a very childish view, even for the fifteen years of Charlie's life, we can see all the reasons why he is like he is and the changes as he's going through his teens.
I was very impressed and didn't expect what I found while reading it, and that makes all its greatness. ( )
  iceinmyblues | Sep 16, 2018 |
This book is simply amazing. The writing is beautiful, and extremely unique. Charlie's thoughts are so innocent, but not naive. More like brutally honest. I can honestly say that this book has changed the way i think, and it made tears stream down my cheeks. ( )
  marie2830 | Sep 2, 2018 |
Yes, I liked this one...I read it because it was so popular with the students. It was a more serious book than I had thought it would be. ( )
  ioplibrarian | Aug 26, 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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